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New McCain bill poses threat to DSHEA

Retailers may be required to clear every supplement product with the Food and Drug Administration prior to selling, if the new Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 is passed.

Sen. John McCain announced yesterday he would be introducing the bill to amend the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act to give the FDA more power over retailers and suppliers in the industry. Additional changes to DSHEA would include all adverse events to be reported - not just serious events, as well as the replacement of the grandfather clause of the 1994 act with a new list of accepted dietary ingredients.

Functional Ingredients magazine has the full story on their website here.

Nutrition Business Journal
also covered the topic here, highlighting how it would affect supplement sales.

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