Opening the Dietary Supplement Floodgates

Published on February 4, 2020

Historically, approximately 70% of dietary supplement notifications to FDA were rejected. This high rejection rate…

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Regulatory Framework of Terpenes for Dietary Supplements

Published on October 7, 2019

Introduction  A diverse class of biomolecules that will be hard to miss this Halloween due…

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Reading the Cannabis Leaves: Predicting the Future of CBD in Food and Dietary Supplements

Published on July 14, 2019

On May 31st, 2019 a panel of ten FDA officials, including the acting Commissioner, Dr….

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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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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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Updated Health Food Registration and Notification Process in China: A Comparative View with New Dietary Ingredient Notification in the U.S.

Published on November 1, 2016

In China, the concept of “Health Food” encompasses both functional food and dietary supplement. It…

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If you liked the Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and…

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A Message from the President: What’s on the Horizon for 2016

Published on January 1, 2016

The last two years initiated a trend on the food side of the Food and…

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