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AER.March21.16

AER Reporting is a Good Thing

Adverse Event Reports (AERs) need to be a major consideration for dietary supplement formulators, labelers, and marketers. Adverse events can happen at any time, even associated with the best of companies. And, they can be alarming for any natural products company. Nonetheless, if these reports are processed appropriately, formulators and consumers will have an invaluable … Continue reading “AER Reporting is a Good Thing”

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Compliance and Reputation is Everything in this Business!

The current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations for dietary supplements were issued by the FDA in June 2007, and implemented from 2008 to 2010—depending on the size of the company, and small companies having three years to comply. For rigorous FDA manufacturing facility inspections from analytical testing, through all procedures, training, paperwork, batch records, and … Continue reading “Compliance and Reputation is Everything in this Business!”

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SupplementRegulation.Susan.April21.16

Despite growing by 6 percent to 11 percent each year, the legal framework of supplement is often misunderstood

Over 65 percent of Americans take dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals, and herbs to support good health. The multi-billion dollar supplement industry regularly grows by between 6 percent and 11 percent annually. Yet the legal framework of supplements (sometimes called “nutraceuticals”) is often misunderstood. The mainstream press routinely mischaracterizes the entire supplement industry as … Continue reading “Despite growing by 6 percent to 11 percent each year, the legal framework of supplement is often misunderstood”

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