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John McCain Backs off Anti-Supplement Legislation

After offering the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010, S. 3002, last month to more closely regulate and restrict the supplement industry, Arizona Senator John McCain reportedly has withdrawn his support for the bill and will now work with Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah on a revised legislative initiative.  McCain’s bill was applauded by anti-doping agencies but…

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CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR FALSE CLAIMS: Supplement Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Marketing Dietary Supplements

Making claims that a dietary supplement product can treat, cure or prevent a disease; making claims that are not substantiated or even worse, claiming that clinical studies have been performed when in fact, they have not, can result in substantial forfeiture of assets and federal criminal charges. The supplement industry is familiar with FDA and…

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New GAO Report May Bring Heightened Oversight of Supplements

The General Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report to Congressional requesters on the issue of whether “FDA should take further actions to improve oversight and consumer understanding” of dietary supplements. In recommending that the Secretary of Health and Human Services direct the FDA Commissioner to request additional authority to oversee dietary supplements, one of…