Congressional Report Highlights Lack of Mandatory Supplement Listing As DSHEA 2.0 Talks Continue
The Congressional Research Service published a dietary supplements report on 20 September that provides an overview of the industry and current regulatory issues, including ‘limitations’ in the US FDA’s authority over supplements and, in particular, the absence of mandatory product listing.
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Acting commissioner Woodcock reminds manufacturers and marketers that a consumer’s exposure to cannabidiol and other cannabinoids likely comes from using multiple products daily. “How do you control exposure of people in a nonprescription setting?”
“We would certainly want to have some enforcement and be able to utilize that enforcement,” says ODSP acting director Cara Welch. Stakeholders opposed to the change should “get comfortable with the idea of opening up DSHEA and should most certainly be part of the discussion.”
FDA includes cannabis product regulation in FY 2021 food safety priorities, “key areas where resources have been historically underfunded and for which there are rising public health needs as growing markets outpace increases to Agency resources,” it states in its budget request.