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Is Delta-8 a Dietary Supplement?

Click here to listen. In this interview, Dr. Douglas Kalman, Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for The Natural Products Association (NPA), discusses...
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FDA Issues Final Guidance on “Enforcement Discretion” of NAC

This article has been updated with comments from the industry. Washington, D.C.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Guidance for Industry: Policy Regarding N-acetyl-L-cysteine. The...
questions about dietary supplements, quality

NPA: Study on Adulterated Supplements “Reaffirms FDA’s Performance Failures Gaps”

Washington, D.C.—As WholeFoods Magazine has reported, a new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA; vol. 328, no. 4) suggests...
dietary supplements

NPA Applauds Senator Burr’s Position Against Including Dietary Supplement Provisions in Package

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) shared the news that Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) has introduced a clean reauthorization of FDA User Fee Programs that...
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NPA Applauds NJ’s Push to Recognize Creatine Day

Washington, D.C.—New Jersey State Senator Bob Singer introduced a Senate Joint Resolution, which has now established July 9 as Creatine Day. The Natural Products...
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AHPA, NPA Co-sign Letter to President Biden Regarding West Coast Port Labor Agreement

Silver Spring, MD—The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) shared the news that AHPA and the Natural Products Association (NPA) are among the 90+ organizations...
dietary supplements

“Draconian” Bill to Age-Restrict Supplements Lapses

Rhode Island Senate Bill 2613, which had called for limiting the accessibility of certain dietary supplements, has died with the adjournment of Rhode Island's...

NPA Points to Flawed Thinking in USPSTF Report on Dietary Supplements

Washington, D.C.—The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has determined there is “insufficient evidence” that taking multivitamins, paired supplements, or single supplements can...
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Senate HELP FDA Authorization Bill Passes Committee; Industry Groups “Strongly Concerned”

Washington, D.C.—Earlier this year, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a discussion draft of legislation to reauthorize FDA user fees...

What is “Mandatory Product Listing”?

Those of you who entered the natural products industry in the 2000s may not know the story of the late U.S. Senator Orrin G....