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Industry should set a course that strengthens systems, quality and rigor By Loren Israelsen, President, UNPA 2016 felt like the year of hammer blow...

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By Hank Schultz, Dec. 16, 2016 Requiring NDI notifications on almost every new product will create a situation in which few companies will be able ...

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By Hank Schultz, Oct. 19, 2016 According to UNPA president Loren Israelsen there has been plenty of recent innovation within the dietary supplement...

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By Loren Israelsen, President, United Natural Products Alliance On August 11, 2016, the FDA published its latest revised Draft NDI Guidance, which th...

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Israelsen calls the current system inconsistent and redundant. (Nutraingredients-usa.com, Sept. 16, 2016)

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A look at the math from UNPA. (Nutritional Outlook, Sept. 14, 2016)

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FDA’s newly released new dietary ingredient (NDI) draft guidance poses plenty of questions for the dietary supplement industry, but no...

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In addition to the areas that require clarification, the dietary supplement industry should look carefully and cautiously at the revised draft guidanc...

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a controversial topic, and a recent federal law reignited the issue as well as surfaced heated debates aroun...

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by Loren Israelsen, President, UNPA, and Frank Lampe, VP, Communications & Industry Relations, UNPA Abstract The use of safe and beneficial...

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Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), recaps the 2016 NBJ Summit.

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Eighty-one percent of responders to a recent UNPA survey think the dietary supplement industry would need a new quality seal if the industry had to mo...

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By Loren Israelsen, President, UNPA

On the third day of the 2015 NBJ Summit, one featured speaker opened his remarks with something like this: “DSHEA is a stupid law. It should never have passed. It has not helped you, and in fact you blew the one chance you had to show you can be trusted as an industry.” 

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By Frank Lampe -December 28, 2015 If you consider 1994—the year the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) was passed—as...

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By Stephen Daniells, October 19, 2015 The New York Attorney General is now approaching the supplements industry from three directions – comme...

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By Frank Lampe, VP, Communications & Industry Relations, UNPA

It’s no secret that the dietary supplement industry continues to be the subject of seemingly endless mainstream media reports about “unregulated” industry; references to “snake oil salesmen”; and “ineffective,” “adulterated” and “unsafe” products, among a host of other transgressions, real or imagined.

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By Loren Israelsen, President, UNPA

The recent furor over the New York Attorney General  (NYAG) investigation of herbal dietary supplements has ignited a public (and private) debate over the regulation of supplements. On time, and as expected, the critics called for changes to DSHEA. The supplement industry protested that the test used by the NYAG was bogus. The bully pulpit power of the establishment press, i.e., the New York Times, was on display, as was the farcical and lobotomized regurgitation of the original NYT story via social media.

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