Trade Group Efforts, Timing Bring AER System Concerns To Fore
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Congressional and industry cooperation over a broad dietary supplement/OTC drug adverse event reporting system is the result of long-term lobbying combined with recent momentum spurred by widespread safety concerns
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The House Energy & Commerce/Oversight & Investigations subcommittee is planning a hearing on dietary supplements for obesity in children June 16
Mandatory adverse event reporting would not harm the botanicals industry because the number of serious adverse events for such products is extremely small, AHPA's board has concluded