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dietary supplement industry

Supplements — good for health, good for economy

Supplements — good for health, good for economy

How much is a dietary supplement worth to you? Your daily multivitamin, fish oil capsule or protein powder may fill in your nutrition gaps, protect your cardiovascular system or promote muscle growth after a workout, but can you really put a price on their value? That’s a question that has challenged the industry, so the

USP rolls out GMP audit program for dietary supplements

USP rolls out GMP audit program for dietary supplements

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is expanding its verification services to include a new Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) audit program for dietary supplement and dietary ingredient manufacturers. USP said Monday that the program will help ensure that manufacturers have good quality systems and mitigate regulatory risks by readying manufacturers for Food and

New York attorney general claims chains are selling mislabeled store-brand supplements

NEW YORK — New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has asked Walgreens, Walmart, Target and GNC to stop selling certain store-brand herbal supplements because DNA testing revealed discrepancies with ingredients listed on their labels. Schneiderman said Tuesday that he has sent cease-and-desist letters to the four retailers to halt sales of the supplements —