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New York is Attempting to Put Safe Dietary Supplements Behind the Counter

As you know, dietary supplements, an FDA-regulated commodity of food, have more stringent federal regulations than conventional foods. New York Assembly Bill (AB) 4712 would create an overly burdensome state regulation and impose financial penalties for those retail establishments selling any product containing creatine monohydrate. This bill would force products containing creatine behind-the-counter and carry […]

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Yet Another “Expose” On Our Industry?

We wanted to give members a heads-up on another potential attack on our industry. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 10pm ET, HBO’s Real Sports with Brian Gumbel is scheduled to air a segment on dietary supplements on military bases.  We’re guessing that it won’t be an endorsement of our industry.  Even though the sale […]

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FDA Probe into KIND Is Misguided and Dangerous

NPA East exists to protect the interests of independent natural products retailers and the companies that support them. We also are dedicated to ensuring that consumers have free access to the natural products they want. We are concerned, therefore about the recent warning letter sent by the FDA to KIND, the manufacturer of fruit and […]

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The New York Attorney General Wants to Put You Out of Business

We Want to Stop Him. We Need Your Help to Do It, and We Need It Now…. Not since our industry fought for the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) has the very survival of the natural products industry been in jeopardy. It apparently doesn’t matter that his attack on herbal […]

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An Unregulated Industry?  Really?

It remains to be seen if Attorney General Schneiderman’s testing methods on a handful of herbal supplements are accurate.  The fact that the “expert” who performed the testing for the New York AG (NYAG) has far more expertise testing skinks than supplements should at least raise some eyebrows.  Regardless of the outcome of these random […]

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Leave supplements on the shelves until we have better oversight

Leave supplements on the shelves until we have better oversight Interesting article on supplements from The Hill.

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The Truth Behind your Supplements

Interesting post on the New York Attorney Generals testing from the Huffington Post.

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Industry Leaders Respond to New York Attorney General’s Request to Stop Sales of Herbal Supplements

Dan Fabricant, Executive Director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), and Steve Mister, president & CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), responded to the accusations made by the New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman regarding the contents of herbal supplements found in four retail store chains. Dan Fabricant’s Response  […]

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