Category Archives: Vitamins and Supplements

FDA to Examine Inhaled Caffeine

The Associated Press reported this weekend that FDA officials have expressed intent to investigate the marketing of an inhaled caffeine product.   The product, called AeroShot, is described as a fine powder that is in a lip-stick type of tube … Continue reading

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GAO Urges More FDA Control Over Dietary Supplements

There are a few very specific places to look if you want to read the tea leaves of potential reforms by Congress.  One is the Oversight committee correspondence with the agency that regulates your area of interest as well as … Continue reading

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Adverse Events Reporting on OTCs and Supplements

As reported earlier this week, S.3546 – the Dietary and Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Act was passed by the Senate on December 6.  Subsequently, on December 9, the House passed the Bill by a 2-1 majority.  A few minutes … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Dietary Supplement Adverse Event Bill

As the lame duck Senate gets ready to waddle off to their place in history, they have moved to pass S. 3546 – a bill that would require the makers of dietary supplements to report serious adverse events.  Interestingly, this … Continue reading

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Risk Benefit and DSHEA

The FDA has issued a statement regarding the decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversing a lower court decision on the FDA actions to ban ephedra from sale in the United States. You will recall that after a … Continue reading

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