News Release

New Study on SARMs Reaffirms Need for Enforcement Action and Consumer Awareness

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 29, 2017—In response to a new study, “Chemical Composition and Labeling of Substances Marketed as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators and Sold via the Internet,” published online yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today issued the following statement: 

Dietary Supplement Industry and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Warn Consumers about Dangerous, Illegal Ingredients Known as SARMs—Groups support strict enforcement action by FDA

Washington, D.C., November 8, 2017—The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today joined in support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent actions to protect consumers from body-building products containing Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) illegally marketed as dietary supplements. SARMs are dangerous and illegal, and they pose an immediate risk to consumers, jeopardize the careers of athletes, and have no place in any sports nutrition regimen.

CRN Applauds ITC Decision to Reject Amarin Complaint

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2017—Following the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) decision that it will not pursue an investigation requested by Amarin Pharma, Inc. and Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. concerning concentrated EPA omega-3 fish oil supplements, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today issued the following statement:

Save the Date for CRN’s 2018 Annual Events, The Workshop and The Conference, Oct. 17–20 — CRN Returns to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Washington, D.C., October 26, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced that CRN’s annual educational/networking events—The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry—will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Saturday morning, Oct. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, California.

A Mislabeled Product Is an Illegal Product

Washington, D.C., October 20, 2017In response to new research presented this week at The Liver Meeting®, held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN:

Dietary Supplement Usage Increases, Says New Survey

Washington, D.C., October 19, 2017—The latest results from an annual survey on dietary supplements reveals an all-time high for supplement usage among U.S. adults, with 76 percent reporting they consume dietary supplements, up five percentage points from last year’s results. The new survey, 2017 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, was commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. The survey also found that nearly nine in ten (87 percent) U.S.

CRN Announces Supplement OWL Advisory Board

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry, today announced the creation of an Advisory Board for the Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library), the dietary supplement product registry. Eight individuals have been appointed to serve on the Board, including representatives from dietary supplement companies (CRN members and non-members) and other representatives of the industry, along with two technical advisors.