HBW Legislative News: Another Federal CR, Michigan On DXM List, Senators Say Supplements Are 'Medical Expenses'
Federal agencies at FY 2019 funding for another month; Michigan imposes age restriction on OTC DXM sales; and senators urge IRS to make supplements 'medical expenses'.
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"Manufacturers are already working on possible solutions to address the concerns and will work with the Agency to implement any appropriate measures,” says CHPA senior VP Barbara Kochanowski.
FDA published warning against abuse of propylhexedrine, but study published in October 2020 questioned why sales of products with the ingredient aren’t limited like sales of pseudoephedrine-containing OTCs under a federal law.