Supplement OWL Registry Counts On Peer Pressure To Spur Use
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
CRN-organized Supplement OWL launches with nearly 2,600 labels included and adds almost 500 more in its first week, though a much larger total is needed to offer drug store chains and other retailers access a broader perspective of products available in the US.
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FDA’s pause in facility inspections could prompt draft legislation for mandatory supplement product registration. It told industry groups it’s working on language for legislation to give it a better handle on products in the market and facilities with problems, says CRN head Steve Mister.
FDA’s GMP final rule set uniform standards to ensure quality throughout manufacturing, packaging, labeling and holding of supplements, but Supplement Safety and Compliance Initiative says manufacturing practices continue to vary widely across the industry and the agency cannot inspect every facility. “FDA can’t solve all our problems. I don’t know if FDA knows the number of facilities it needs to inspect to ensure consumer confidence," says Daniel Fabricant, president of SSCI member NPA.
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