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Introduction to DSHEA—podcast seriesIntroduction to DSHEA—podcast series

Sandy Almendarez and Josh Long of Natural Products INSIDER discuss the basics of DSHEA as part of a series of podcasts examining the 25th anniversary of the dietary supplement law.

Josh Long

March 14, 2019

Introduction to DSHEA—podcast series

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

In this podcast, Sandy Almendarez and Josh Long of Natural Products INSIDER discuss the basic framework of the law, including:

-- The support leading up to passage of DSHEA; 

-- The main components of the law, including provisions focused on safety; 

-- The cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) adopted following the law's passage; 

-- Recent statements by FDA's commissioner regarding modernizing oversight of dietary supplements; and 

-- The extraordinary growth of the dietary supplement industry over the last quarter century.

About the Author(s)

Josh Long

Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider, Informa Markets Health and Nutrition

Josh Long has been a journalist since 1997, holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, and was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 2008. Josh is the legal and regulatory editor with Informa's Health and Nutrition Network, specializing on matters related to Natural Products Insider. Ping him with story ideas at [email protected].

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