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CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR EXECUTIVES: PART OF NEW FDA INITIATIVE

In a March 4th letter to Senator Chuck Grassley, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Finance, Commissioner Margaret Hamburg indicated that FDA plans to “increase the appropriate use of misdemeanor prosecutions … to hold responsible corporate officers accountable” and has developed a yet to be released criteria for determining when these criminal prosecutions will…

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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last month to more closely regulate and restrict the supplement industry, Arizona Senator John McCain reportedly has withdrawn his support for the bill and will now work with Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah on a revised legislative initiative.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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New Report… CBS NEWS: “The ‘Legal’ Steroid Danger”

Sports nutrition supplements are back in the news and once again it’s not a positive story. Today CBS News ran a story entitled, “The ‘Legal’ Steroid Danger,” which featured several dietary supplement products that contain the substance 19-Norandrosta 4,9 diene- 3,17 dione (also known as Estra-4,9-dien-3,17-dione), which is purportedly a progestin similar to trenbolone, nandrolone…