Sports nutrition supplements are back in the news and once again it’s not a positive story. Today CBS News ran a story entitled, “The ‘Legal’ Steroid Danger,” which featured several dietary supplement products that contain the substance 19-Norandrosta 4,9 diene- 3,17 dione (also known as Estra-4,9-dien-3,17-dione), which is purportedly a progestin similar to trenbolone, nandrolone and methyltrienolone.
Monthly archives for March, 2009
The General Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report to Congressional requesters on the issue of whether “FDA should take further actions to improve oversight and consumer understanding” of dietary supplements. In recommending that the Secretary of Health and Human Services direct the FDA Commissioner to request additional authority to oversee dietary supplements, one of the key areas of GAO focus was adverse event reporting.The report recommends requiring that all supplement adverse events be reported, not just serious ones, and that supplement companies register annually as such and maintain records of their products and labels.
The lawyers and support team of Collins, McDonald & Gann are proud to announce a new resource for the dietary supplement and sports nutrition products community. We’ll be keeping industry informed about legal developments and news on a regular basis. This weekend, like many in the sports nutrition industry, we’re off to the Arnold Sports Festival and Fitness Expo in Columbus, Ohio. Alan Feldstein, Esq. from Los Angeles, and Mike DiMaggio, Esq. and Rick Collins, Esq., from New York will be meeting with clients throughout the weekend. We look forward to seeing you here when we return!