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Dietary Supplement Safety

Supplementation During Pregnancy Is Critical –U.S. medical organizations recommend multivitamins for pregnant women–

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In response to a report1 titled “Vitamin supplementation in pregnancy,” published today in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

crn-logoStatement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN: 

“Reputable medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society, and the American Thyroid Association, recommend that pregnant women take a multivitamin as a way to assure they are getting adequate nutrients such as folic acid and iodine that

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CRN Urges Doctors and Patients to Discuss Dietary Supplement Use, Responds to JAMA Internal Medicine Study, Articles

CRNheader-basic14In response to a new study, “Changes in Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication and Dietary Supplement Use Among Older Adults in the United States, 2005 vs 2011,” a new commentary, “Polypharmacy—Time to Get Beyond Numbers,” and a new letter, “Nondisclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use to Primary Care Physicians: Findings from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey,” published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

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FREE Webinar on Supplement Safety for Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners

CRNheader-basic14The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced that Rick Kingston, PharmD., will be the featured presenter during a free webinar for pharmacists and nurse practitioners (NPs) on dietary supplements and adverse event reporting results, Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m. Eastern. Dr. Kingston is co-founder and president, regulatory and scientific affairs for SafetyCall International; clinical professor, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy; and adjunct professor, National Center for Natural Product Research, University of Mississippi. The webinar is presented exclusively to members of Skipta’s Pharmacist Society and Generation read more…

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