FDA Sets DSHEA Modernization Meeting, Warns Latest Firm On Drug Claims
FDA advised Hanna’s Herb Shop to discontinue drug claims for more than a dozen Kroeger herbal supplements, including “decrease dementia” or tackle “hypertension.” Separately, agency sets a date for its “Responsible Innovation” meeting for regulating the vitamin, mineral and supplement industry.
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