After offering the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010, S. 3002, last month to more closely regulate and restrict the supplement industry, Arizona Senator John McCain reportedly has withdrawn his support for the bill and will now work with Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah on a revised legislative initiative. McCain’s bill was applauded by anti-doping agencies but was perceived as excessively and unnecessarily onerous on industry. Hatch had expressed “serious concerns” about the bill in a March 4 letter to Sen. McCain. A timeline for the new bill is not set.
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Recently Rick Collins and Alan Feldstein gave a speech at the ISSN conference in New Orleans on the effect the new Administration will have on our industry. They spoke about their belief that there will be greater regulatory scrutiny and more enforcement of dietary supplements, especially in the sports nutrition category.They emphasized the need to strictly comply with the law and to make sure that all dietary supplement products are substantiated, manufactured and marketed appropriately, and in fact actually fall within the definitional requirements for dietary supplement products as enunciated in DSHEA.
Those thoughts and opinions have now been echoed Margaret Hamburg, M.D., the newly appointed FDA Commissioner, during a recent speech at an industry sponsored conference.