Tuesday, November 27, 2012

FDA and Supplement Regulations

Updated 11/7/2015:

You might have been looking for these:

Death By Dietary Supplement (Forbes) - Lamar Odom, etc.

By Stephen DANIELLS, 03-Nov-2015
There’s a new player in the GMP audit sector, with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) expanding its verification services to include a new GMP audit program for dietary supplement and dietary ingredient manufacturers.

This Slate article is an interesting read about the proliferation of dietary supplements, and the interest in tighter regulatory oversight.

Herbal supplement dangers: FDA does not regulate supplements and they can be deadly. - Slate Magazine:

"Between 1994 and 2008, the number of dietary supplement products on the market increased from 4,000 to 75,000. In the first 10 months of 2008, the FDA received nearly 600 reports of serious adverse events (including hospitalization, disability, and death) from these products and 350 reports of moderate or mild adverse events. However, the FDA believes that these reports are drastically underreported and estimates that the annual number of all adverse events is 50,000."

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