Trade Group Seeks More Funds for FDA to Police Dietary Supplements


Trade Group Seeks More Funds for FDA to Police Dietary Supplements

For the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2016, FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP) had a budget of US$4.6 million to police an industry with tens of billions of dollars in sales and tens of thousands of products on the U.S. market.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade organization in Washington representing the dietary supplement industry, is seeking $5 million above current funding and has been in talks with lawmakers who hold the government’s purse strings.
Mike Greene, senior vice president of government relations with CRN, said his organization has met with more than 50 appropriators on …

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