Steve Mister

“It’s a Truly Sad Day.” Has the FTC Gone Too Far?

In response to the Bayer Phillips’ Colon Health case, the dietary supplement industry says the agency’s substantiation bar is too high.

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Weight-Loss Cases Spark Highest FTC Settlement Costs

But questionable antiaging and diabetes claims are also on the rise.

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Advice for the Next Head of FDA’s Division of Dietary Supplements

Two industry leaders offer advice to the next head of FDA’s Division of Dietary Supplements—whoever she or he may be.

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What Will It Take to Stop Sketchy Weight-Loss Ads?

It's not FTC action alone.

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Negative Multivitamin Stories Make News, CRN Stresses Multivitamin Benefits

Overall, the study results were largely inconclusive against disease prevention.

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A Non-DMAA World: The Status of DMAA in Today's Dietary Supplements Market

Has FDA effectively slammed the door shut on DMAA?

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Negative Dietary Supplement Report from the Department of Health and Human Services

Will a new, negative Department of Health and Human Services report follow the dietary supplements industry for years?

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Synthetic Botanical Ingredients Should Be Allowed in New Dietary Ingredient Draft Guidance, CRN Tells FDA

Recently ramped-up enforcement against synthetic botanicals means FDA needs to readdress synthetic botanicals in the draft guidance even before revising other parts, CRN wrote.

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Press Release: CRN Responds to Dietary Supplement Reports from Health and Human Services

One of the reports, on structure-function claims, reports finding dubious claims on numerous products.

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A “dry lab” is a testing lab that fakes results.

Dietary Supplement Testing: How to Detect “Dry Labbing”

By developing proper SOPs for laboratory qualification, industry can hopefully work to eliminate the problem of "dry labbing" altogether.

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