fda supplements

If accomplished, this move for an administrative restructuring would raise the profile of dietary supplements within FDA and could result in direct lines of communication, the ability to regulate the industry and additional funding.

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CRN conference Council for Responsible Nutrition

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has announced the dates and locations for its 2016 The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry.

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npa

Natural Products Day, which is held each spring, allows retailers, suppliers and all industry stakeholders from across the country to connect with senators and representatives to discuss the importance and benefits of natural products.

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dietary supplements

Washington, D.C.—Several federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency held a joint press conference on Nov. 17 to announce sweeping actions against several dietary supplement manufacturers “to stem the tide of unlawful dietary supplements being sold to consumers nationwide,” stated Benjamin Mizer, principal deputy assistant attorney general for the civil division.

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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newsbriefs

Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity, certifications, company news and more.

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Los Angeles, CA—Supplement maker Jarrow Formulas met with regulators at the CFSAN headquarters in September.

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Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)’s Board of Directors has approved the concept for creating a Voluntary Product Registry for Dietary Supplements.

If companies embrace such a registry, regulators will have more visibility into the industry, says CRN president and CEO Steve Mister.

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ftc supplements

Palm Springs, CA—Mary K. Engle, associate director for advertising practices in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), gave supplements marketers a bit more insight into FTC’s current thinking on advertising at the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s The Conference. Engle offered industry members five take-home points to consider about dietary supplements advertising:

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Some 25,000 industry members came together in Baltimore, MD, for the 30th annual Natural Products Expo East tradeshow and conference. This year’s event boasted 1,363 exhibiting companies, including 400 new brands that launched at the show. Here are four observations from the tradeshow from WholeFoods editors.

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