Supplements and Adverse Event Reporting – A Conversation with the Council for Responsible Nutrition

As reported in the past here, the 109th Congress passed S.3546 – The Dietary and Supplement Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Act – legislation that would make it mandatory for manufacturers of dietary supplements and OTC products to report serious adverse events.  Since then, there has been a lot of curiosity about what the bill, signed into law, means for manufacturers and consumers.  What will change – what will stay the same?

Mister_form_anp6b3216 Last week, Steven Mister, J.D., President and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition was able to spare time to sit down with me and answer a few questions about the legislation and its impact. 

The legislation, while requiring reporting, does not touch on consumer education.  I asked CRN about that as well.  We also explored whether or not the passage of such legislation represented a failure of self-regulation by the industry and what other self-regulatory measures CRN was working on.  Lastly, I got his take on what the future looks like in terms of any further regulation of the industry.

Related linksNational Advertising Division (NAD) – Council of Better Business Bureaus

– referred to in the podcast by Steven Mister

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