US Consumer Health Managing Editor
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One of firms targeted in eight most recent warnings published since early September to OTC drug manufacturers, Zhao Qing Longda Biotechnology Co. in China, was dinged for both failing to respond to a request for records and for concerns about its production with DEG and EG.
Canadian firm launches US sales of Lumify Eye Illuminations 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water and Eye Makeup Remover, Nourishing Lash & Brow Serum and Hydra-Gel Brightening Eye Cream. Each product contains hyaluronic acid, a fluid in eyes and joints which acts as a cushion and lubricant.
“There is no bright-line requirement that a company possess randomized, controlled clinical studies before making so-called ‘health benefit’ claims for dietary supplements,” CRN states in petition. FTC, however, says it “makes no bright-line distinctions between categories of health-related products or claims.”
ODSP Director Cara Welch spoke about food programs structure and other supplement industry regulatory news days before first day on the job for agency’s first deputy commissioner for human foods, a post added in the human foods reorganization plan.
“MacuHealth believes challenged claims are thoroughly supported by the multitude of peer reviewed, published scientific studies” but NAD review on Vision Elements challenge finds firm’s research doesn’t support its claims.
“Choosing which claims to make,” an advertiser “affects the amount of substantiation required. A structure function claim, supports digestive health, may require a different level of substantiation than if you choose to make the claim prevents diarrhea,” says FTC attorney Christine DeLorme.