At a recent
Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee meeting, an FDA representative said
that nutritional supplements will need to be on a pre-approved list in order to
be compounded, and solicited nominations from the public for the “bulk ingredients
list.” But nowhere in the legislation does it say that the FDA can ban
mean that all supplements in need of compounding must all must go through the
onerous process of being nominated—and approved—for the FDA’s bulk ingredients
list? What happens when the FDA approves one supplement but not another
complementary one, so that the first supplement cannot even be used? What’s
most troubling about this latest action is that the FDA would end up punishing
the most sensitive patients who need custom supplements because their body’s
biology or genetics requires it.
write to the FDA and ask what legislation gives them the authority to prevent
supplements from being compounded.
personalize and add your own comments if you have time!
What is the FDA's Authority to Regulate Compounded Supplements?
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