In US, Market Exclusivity For NDI Notifications ‘Just Not There’ In DSHEA Regulation
Unfounded expectation some firms have for FDA to protect their investments in preparing successful NDI notifications is part of industry’s overall interest in increased regulation of the market, says Steven Tave, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs director.
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Steven Tave on 15 March will move from ODSP director to lead ORA’s Office of Strategic Planning and Operational Policy. Agency’s next commissioner, who Capitol Hill lobbyists say could be named next week, will appoint a replacement.
Aker BioMarine seeks supplement firms to use its EPA/DHA innovation bound by lysophosphatidylcholine to enable the fatty acids to pass through the blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers and boost of eye and brain health benefits. It will submit an NDI notificaion in the US during 2022.
FDA's notice for a May 16 public meeting say it intends to ensure its "regulatory framework is flexible enough to adequately evaluate product safety without unnecessarily restricting innovation." But FDA makes clear adherence with its NDI notification requirement is focus of the spurring improvement in VMS product industry's overall compliance with regulatory framework established by DSHEA.