As reported in the past here, the 109th Congress passed S.3546 – The Dietary and Supplement Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Act - legislation that would make it mandatory for manufacturers of dietary supplements and OTC products to report serious adverse events. Since then, there has been a lot of curiosity about what the bill, signed into law, means for manufacturers and consumers. What will change – what will stay the same?
The legislation, while requiring reporting, does not touch on consumer education. I asked CRN about that as well. We also explored whether or not the passage of such legislation represented a failure of self-regulation by the industry and what other self-regulatory measures CRN was working on. Lastly, I got his take on what the future looks like in terms of any further regulation of the industry.
- referred to in the podcast by Steven Mister