Can a Food Be a Drug and a Supplement?

Published on June 5, 2018

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” — Hippocrates of Cos (ca.460…

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“Informed Decision Making” a Priority for Responsible Stakeholders in Dietary Supplement Industry

Published on May 1, 2018

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is the home to the National Center for Natural…

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“Natural” Ingredients in Dietary Supplements for Sports Nutrition: Unfounded Assumption of Safety

Published on April 3, 2018

In 2016, sports nutrition dietary supplements sales in the United States (U.S.) totaled $5.7 billion…

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What’s in My Thanksgiving Food? The Good, the Bad and the Yummy

Published on November 7, 2017

Football, family and — most important — feasting. It is almost Thanksgiving! In the United…

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What data will FDA consider as evidence that a substance is a pre-DSHEA dietary ingredient?

Published on October 10, 2017

On Oct.3, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting to discuss…

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Why Is 2017 a Better Year for Dietary Supplements Than 1997?

Published on September 7, 2017

Looking at industry, 2017 is a better year than 1997 for dietary supplements, as industry…

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New FDA Dietary Supplement Guidance: Unnecessarily High Requirements for Safety Factors Based on Animal Studies

Published on December 2, 2016

The FDA’s new guidance document on new dietary ingredient notifications (NDINs) and related issues (1)…

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Dietary Supplements in the U.S. and Abroad: Similarities and Differences

Published on September 1, 2016

Demand for dietary and nutritional supplements worldwide continues to increase, with steady growth in the…

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Some Speculation on Forthcoming Dietary Supplement Guidelines

Published on August 1, 2016

If you liked the Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and…

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International Regulations on Dietary Supplements: Challenges and Opportunities

Published on April 1, 2016

An aging population has increasingly become a global phenomenon, not just in developed countries, but…

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Bayer’s Court Battle with FTC: Implications for the Dietary Supplement Industry

Published on January 1, 2016

A recent United States District Court (New Jersey) decision has scored a small but significant…

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Dietary Supplement Regulation: The Consequences of Multilateral Administrative Actions

Published on August 1, 2015

The quality of dietary supplements has been under increasing scrutiny as of late. A webinar…

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From Snake Oil to Supplements: Understanding Consumer Mindset is Key to Marketing Dietary Supplements in the U.S.

Published on March 1, 2015

“Snake oil” is used today as an expression that refers to the fraudulent health products…

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Adverse Event Reporting for Dietary Supplements and OTCs: What is required and when? How does postmarketing surveillance fit in?

Published on March 1, 2011

No over-the-counter (OTC) drug or dietary supplement manufacturer wants a consumer to sicken, become incapacitated…

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A Changing Landscape with Dietary Supplement Excipients

Published on September 1, 2008

Few dietary supplements are consumed “naked.” Instead, nearly all dietary supplements are administered in a…

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Dietary Supplements – A Special Case of Regulations

Published on June 1, 2006

According to the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), a dietary supplement is…

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