FDA Extends Comment Period for Dietary Supplement Takeover Proposal
Massive public outcry against the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed guidelines for New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) in supplements appears to be having a significant impact, as the agency recently announced a 60-day extension period for the public to submit comments on the issue. This means that now is the time to petition everyone you know to bombard the agency with concerted opposition to its proposed takeover of the supplement industry. In case you missed it, the FDA back in July proposed new notification guidelines for handling new dietary supplement ingredients and ingredient blends created after the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). However, the proposals, which come from mandates attached to DSHEA, actually contradict the legislation's notification provisions by turning them into an FDA approval process similar t...