Despite survey data showing that safety concerns prompted many arthritis sufferers to switch from drugs to supplements last fall, some manufacturers of joint-care supplements said the COX-2 inhibitor recalls and warnings were insignificant to the category. “We’re seeing an increase in sales, but I don’t believe it has anything to do with the prescription drug issue,” said Harvey Kamil, president & chief financial officer of NBTY, which markets Osteo Bi-Flex and
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