Upgrading Dietary Supplement Programs On Org Chart Catches On At FDA
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Sources say FDA submitted to HHS a proposal to make its supplement programs division an office within CFSAN. CRN’s president also says the industry should stop sales to consumers of bulk powdered caffeine, a change FDA doesn’t need additional resources to enforce.
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