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FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has established the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), raising the program from its previous status as a division under the Office of Nutrition Labeling and Dietary Supplements. The FDA said Monday that it’s also in the process of identifying permanent leadership for ODSP. Meanwhile, Bob Durkin will

UL, NPA team on natural product standards

WASHINGTON — UL, a global safety science leader, and the Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest trade organization representing natural products, will partner to certify that dietary supplement makers are following federal guidelines and regulations — good manufacturing practices (GMPs) — that are considered to be an essential part of the government’s oversight of

More states join New York’s herbal supplement probe

More states join New York’s herbal supplement probe

NEW YORK — An investigation of the herbal supplements industry by New York’s attorney general has now expanded into a multistate probe. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday announced the formation of a coalition of state attorneys general from Connecticut, Indiana and Puerto Rico to further investigate the herbal supplement industry business practices.