Herbs and spices have been part of commerce for thousands and thousands of years, and so have bad actors that substitute less expensive plant material for authentic plants. This practice known as botanical adulteration, has impacted the dietary supplement supply chain. But an industry initiative led by three leading nonprofits has developed a large scale program to reduce ingredient and product adulteration.
CHPA appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Synthetic Dye Petition submitted to the California Department of Public Health requesting that a warning be placed on food and dietary supplement products related to adverse neurobehavioral effects purportedly associated with ingestion of synthetic food dyes.
CHPA’s SVP of Dietary Supplements, Duffy MacKay, responds to reporting on a recent research letter published in JAMA finding that 22 out of 25 melatonin products analyzed were mislabeled, containing variable amounts of the ingredient:
If you are in the consumer healthcare industry, you probably know about GMPs, or Good Manufacturing Practices. But what do they specifically mean when it comes to dietary supplements, and how do VMS companies prepare for an FDA inspection?
Millions of Americans rely on OTC medicines. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, OTCs have become an even more essential part of the treatment toolbox. Today, we take a look at the value created by OTC medicines as we walk through some of the top findings from CHPA's latest OTC value study.