A dietary supplement is defined as a product taken by mouth containing a dietary ingredient intended to supplement the diet. Dietary ingredients include vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, and amino acids.
This week, CHPA submitted written testimony in opposition to California Assembly Bill 1341, which prohibits individuals under the age of 18 from buying dietary supplements and OTC drugs for weight loss.
CHPA released the following statement in response to new research published in Clinical Toxicology. The study found nine illegal stimulants, including deterenol, in fraudulently marketed sports and weight loss supplements.
The Dietary Supplements Sector of the USP Convention held its kick-off meeting on March 10, 2021. The sector, chaired by CHPA’s Jay Sirois, Senior Director, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, will convene Convention Member representatives from within the broader public health arena and engage USP members around priorities related to building trust in the quality of dietary supplements.
CHPA is a proud supporter of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), a bipartisan forum for the exchange of ideas and information regarding dietary supplements in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.