Supplement Manufacturer Reviews

University of Md. Researchers Call for Flexibility on FDA Regulation of Probiotics

University of Md. Researchers Call for Flexibility on FDA Regulation of ProbioticsBALTIMORE —Some academics are recommending the FDA allow probiotics to make drug claims without going through the formal drug approval process under "limited circumstances".

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AHPA Citizen Petition Requests New Policy on GMP Observations

AHPA Citizen Petition Requests New Policy on GMP ObservationsThe American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, has submitted a Citizen Petition to FDA asking the agency to begin citing specific regulations in inspection observations issued on Form FDA 483 to food and dietary supplement facilities.

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Government Shutdown Impacts Herbal Products Industry

Government Shutdown Impacts Herbal Products IndustryThe U.S. government officially began its first shutdown in 17 years on Oct. 1 as Republicans and Democrats in Congress continue to disagree on legislation to fund federal agencies after Sept. 30.

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FDA Plans to Issue Final NDI Guidance in 2014, Lists Other Supplement Priorities

FDA Plans to Issue Final NDI Guidance in 2014, Lists Other Supplement PrioritiesAiming to enhance premarket oversight of dietary supplements, FDA plans to issue final guidance sometime this year on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), according to a list of priorities for 2013-2014 released last month by the agency's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)1.

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Durbin Reaches for Premarket Approval With Reintroduction of Labeling Bill

Ginkgo Adulteration Very Widespread, Say Industry Experts, So Why Is Awareness Low?The act, called the Dietary Supplements Labeling Act, has been introduced by the two senators before.

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