A Product Registry in USA Would Go a Long Way Toward Weeding Out Bad Actors

The low barriers to entry in the dietary supplement industry create the risk that the good deeds of the many will be besmirched by the transgressions of the few. Fortunately, there is something that can be done about it, given enough collective will.     Source: Hank Schultz, Nutraingredients-USA USA supplements regs

(Editor’s note: Compare and contrast the situation in the USA, where dietary supplements are regulated as foods; and there is no pre-market registration requirements, with Australia. Down under, these types of products are regulated as ‘complementary medicines’ and as such, are regulated as medicines requiring strict manufacturing standards. Therapeutic claims, or indications for use, must be based on scientific or traditional evidence).

 

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Quote for the month:

“Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure”.   James Altucher

RFA Breaking News

Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

    Summary of Changes to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018 (the No.2 Code 2018) will commence from 1 January 2019. Key…

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Foods:

  Not Meeting Honey Rules Costs Auckland Businessman An Auckland businessman has been fined more than NZ$26,000 for offences related to making false therapeutic claims about honey and failing to…

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Cosmetics and TGA listed sunscreens:

  Why You Should Always Buy Australian Made Sunscreen Sunscreen experts are pleading with Australian consumers to steer clear of so-called "sunscreen pills" and buy Australian-made products over imported ones.…

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Marketing News:

  A Product Registry in USA Would Go a Long Way Toward Weeding Out Bad Actors The low barriers to entry in the dietary supplement industry create the risk that…

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  TGA Revamps Complaints Handling for the Advertising of Therapeutic Goods The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is responsible for ensuring that therapeutic goods available for supply and use in Australia…

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Foods:

  Honey Scandal Rolls on: Almost 20 per cent of Australian Honey Samples Found to Not be Pure As reported by this newsletter in September 2018, Australia’s honey is not…

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