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VIRGO's Jon Benninger: Industry Making Up for Lapse in DSHEA Enforcement

<p>DSHEA wasn't strictly enforced for 10 years after it passed, which led to safety concerns and industry questions about requirements, according to Jon Benninger, vice president of <a href="http://www.vpico.com/" target="_blank">VIRGO</a>'s health and nutrition network, which publishes <b><a href="http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/" target="_blank">Natural Products INSIDER</a></b>. Unfortunately, this spurred many companies to not follow good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or responsible marketing practices. However, with FDA's increased focus on the supplement industry in recent years, supplement brand owners have been correcting the mistakes of the past and providing the safe, efficacious products encouraged by DSHEA.  </p> <p>In this video Benninger also discusses the atmosphere of FDA aggression and industry's ability to push back that led to the passage of DSHEA, how the law allowed supplement brand owners to make structure/function claims, and if the regulations needs to be revamped in the Internet age. </p>

DSHEA wasn't strictly enforced for 10 years after it passed, which led to safety concerns and industry questions about requirements, according to Jon Benninger, vice president of VIRGO's health and nutrition network, which publishes Natural Products INSIDER. Unfortunately, this spurred many companies to not follow good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or responsible marketing practices. However, with FDA's increased focus on the supplement industry in recent years, supplement brand owners have been correcting the mistakes of the past and providing the safe, efficacious products encouraged by DSHEA.  

In this video Benninger also discusses the atmosphere of FDA aggression and industry's ability to push back that led to the passage of DSHEA, how the law allowed supplement brand owners to make structure/function claims, and if the regulations needs to be revamped in the Internet age.

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