NPA welcomes Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act

NPA welcomes Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act

Natural Products Association supports proactive measures to remove anabolic steroids, which are not legal dietary ingredients, from the market.

Statement from Natural Products Association Executive Director and CEO John Shaw about NPA’s support for the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2012, S.3431, introduced in the U.S. Senate:

“The Natural Products Association supports proactive measures to remove anabolic steroids, which are not legal dietary ingredients, from the market. We believe this legislation will help protect Americans from products spiked with steroids, and we express our support for this consumer-friendly legislation.”

“It’s important to note why we and others in the industry support this bill. Among other provisions, DASCA would impose enhanced criminal and civil penalties for possessing or trafficking any anabolic steroid, or product containing an anabolic steroid, unless it bears a label clearly identifying the anabolic steroid.”

“In addition, the Drug Enforcement Agency would have the authority to immediately schedule 27 anabolic steroids as well as temporarily remove possible steroids from the market in the future until testing is completed. These provisions serve to protect the legitimate dietary supplement industry from bad actors introducing steroid products as supplements.”

“NPA applauds Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for working together to introduce this important legislation in Congress. We will continue our ongoing work with them and the rest of the industry to ensure that consumers have access to safe dietary supplements, and that products masquerading as supplements are taken out of the marketplace.”

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