The fundamental importance of ensuring studies are well-designed has been magnified by challenges brought about by COVID-19. The pandemic has also shown that attentive, engaged, and communicative partnerships among research organizations and their sponsors is critical.
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CRN Associate Member Spotlight—EAS Consulting educates industry on intentional ingredient overages and GMP topics
Managing the overages of the dietary ingredient(s) in vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements can be among the most technically challenging Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) problems that vitamin, mineral and supplement formulators and manufacturers must address. Moreover, as failure to adequately manage overages can lead to excessive production costs, stability concerns, and even regulatory and safety risks, it is in the interest of the manufacturer and the consumer that the formulator invest the time and effort to do this wisely. In some cases, hiring a technically proficient consultant well versed in dietary supplement GMPs is the most efficient method of doing so.
This year, The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science is transforming to span two half-days, renamed as Science In Session, and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, CRN’s traditional in person meeting, will be reimagined as a virtual experience with the theme, Now, New, Next.
CRN and its members recognize the important role of laws and regulations, and the state and federal agencies that implement them, to assure that the best interests of the public are promoted and protected. Although CRN may on occasion advocate for changes in those laws that are inconsistent with the best interests of the public and the industry, CRN members should adhere to all relevant laws and regulations while they are in place.
CRN and its members should support nutrition research and education, including the role of the federal government in conducting research, on the relationships between the use of dietary supplements and/or functional food and health outcomes in order to expand scientific information and knowledge about the role of safe and beneficial dietary supplements and functional food as nutrition sources and for improving personal and public health.
Review CRN's six ethical principles and join along as we highlight CRN and our members' ethics in action in upcoming editions of the Daily Supplement, demonstrating ways we live up to our middle name: Responsible.
Steve Mister spoke to CEO Update about balancing the need for ongoing, open communications with board members without overburdening them and the importance of personal connections. Plus, CRN's Form 990 now appears on our website for prospective members and other interested parties.
CRN Associate Member Spotlight—Vicente Sederberg: U.S. hemp industry heeds call to serve communities in need with 'Hemp for Our Future' initiative
A coalition of U.S. hemp businesses and organizations have announced the launch of Hemp for Our Future, a social responsibility campaign to support healthcare workers and community organizations on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.
This Mother's Day, we are honoring all of the moms, mother figures, and wonderful women in our lives. We want to thank them not only for taking care of us, but for also taking care of themselves—79% of women in the U.S. take dietary supplements, and the majority of these women identify maintaining their health as their top motivator for using these products, according to CRN's Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements. For the women most important to us, we're grateful that their health and wellness is important to them.
Many of you asked for additional information on the items Steve discussed, so we've gathered your need-to-know content on these topics from the CRN Daily Supplement in a review edition today to help you get caught up.