Some law-makers in Washington have been asking, how did “hidden steroids” get into bodybuilding supplements when the amended steroid law of 2004 was supposed to have solved the problem? Supplement industry critic Senator Arlen Specter [D-PA] chaired a Senate subcommittee hearing last September (http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=4081) to get some answers from DEA and FDA brass. The Senator appeared committed to solving the problem by reportedly working on a bill tentatively entitled the “Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2010.” READ MORE »
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The Senate Special Committee on Aging has scheduled a hearing entitled, “Dietary Supplements: What Seniors Need to Know.” The hearing, scheduled for 2 pm on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, will include testimony from the General Accountability Office concerning its investigation into “marketing practices” for herbal supplements. Although the focus may be on the potential interactions between herbal products and prescription drugs, speculation is that questions about ”New Dietary Ingredients” may also be a highlight. Go to http://aging.senate.gov/ on the day and time of the hearing to view the live webcast.