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”):

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Cosmetics and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

    Industrial Chemicals Reforms: Update on Implementation The current regulatory scheme for industrial chemicals (NICNAS) will continue until the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) commences. The passage of…


Marketing News:

  Australian Natural Healthcare and Wellbeing Snapshot The domestic Australian complementary medicine industry is robust and significant . Market research shows that the popularity of complementary medicines is increasing with…


Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

    Listed Medicine Compliance Rating Scheme Has Begun The TGA’s Listed Medicine Compliance Rating Scheme commenced on 28 November 2018 as part of its existing compliance review process. As…


Cosmetics and household cleaning products:

  Australian Ministers Confirm Phase-out of Microbeads in Cosmetics The Meeting of State Environment Ministers (MEM) recently took place and as part of an overall action plan on waste management…


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