Navigation Links
Natural Products Association Advocates Strength of Dietary Supplement Law
Date:1/8/2009

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act Mandates Label Accuracy, Truth in Advertising and Product Purity

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to misleading statements recently made regarding dietary supplement regulation, the Natural Products Association's Executive Director and CEO, David Seckman, released this statement:

Increased scrutiny by professional sports leagues on steroid usage, which the Natural Products Association (NPA) commends, has unfortunately also led to increased and unsubstantiated allegations that a "tainted" or mislabeled dietary supplement is to blame when an athlete tests positive for a banned substance.

As the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) mandates, all ingredients must be listed on product labels and product claims must be substantiated. If this is not the case, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -- along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) -- have the authority under DSHEA to act promptly. These federal enforcement powers include, but are not limited to, removing any dietary supplements deemed adulterated from the marketplace and imposing substantial penalties on those who violate the law. Additional regulations authorized by DSHEA require that makers of dietary supplements have manufacturing practices in place that ensure their products meet high standards for quality and purity.

Finally, it is important to remember that substances that are banned by various sports leagues as performance enhancers are not necessarily dangerous or illegal and include caffeine, commonly used over-the-counter cold remedies and prescription medications. Athletes have the right and responsibility to avoid their use. However, the consuming public who benefits from legitimate medications or dietary supplements -- as well as a trip to the local coffee house -- should not be denied their use if an athlete is unwilling or unable to follow the rules established by their sport.

About the Natural Products Association

The Natural Products Association, founded in 1936 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the largest and oldest non-profit U.S. trade organization dedicated to the natural products industry. Currently, the association represents more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of dietary supplements, food and health and beauty aids.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Natural Products Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists Develop Natural Protection for Stored Foods
2. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
3. SIV infection of natural hosts provides new insights into HIV disease complexity
4. Big Relief for Tiny Itch Mites Found in All Natural Spray Remedy
5. Natural aorta grafts have few side effects for infection-prone patients
6. Fitness Champion Natalie Waples to be Spokesperson for Natural Nutrition International Direct Marketing Campaign
7. New Herbal Water Creating Taste Sensation: Ayalas Herbal Water Has No Calories, No Preservatives and No Artificial Additives. Just All the Natural Benefits of Herbs!
8. Natural Protein Could Help Spot, Treat Liver Cancer
9. The Village Company Unveils Natural Bath and Body Solutions for Everyday Ailments
10. All-Natural Organic Yerba Mate and Organic Aloe Vera Exfoliating Soaps will Help Save Your Skin(TM)
11. New Nutraceutical That Stabilizes Blood Sugar Naturally is Introduced
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... most influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their ... 18,000 views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story ... the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation ... has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults ... tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly ... on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations ... literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional ... announce a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... 2017 OBP Medical , a ... devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... retractor with integrated LED light source and smoke ... exposure of a tissue pocket or cavity during ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app ... struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The ... their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in a ... launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign ... at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... --  Montrium , an industry leader in powerful ... Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness Conference ( ... Services has selected eTMF Connect to ... a leading European contract research organization (CRO), will ... enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve compliance and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: