Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Durbin Bill Would Change DSHEA

From Natural Products INSIDER

A new bill from longtime DSHEA critic Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) would change the way supplements are regulated in very significant ways and add a lot of new burdens and costs to the industry. All supplement companies would be required to register every product with FDA, including ingredient lists and a copy of the label. There would also be required warning labels on certain ingredients as determined by FDA and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Also, all products with "proprietary blends" would have to disclose the amount of each specific ingredient in the blend (so basically, no more proprietary blends). There is more, and it is not good. Needless to say, this is a bad bill for industry and consumers.

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