publication April 14, 2016

Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Dietary Supplements

‘Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Dietary Supplements,’ by Ivan Wasserman, IPA Counsel Corner, September 2016.

The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of products containing probiotics is complex and largely depends on the claims that are made for the product. For example, they can be regulated as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, or drugs/biologics (a class of drugs which are extracted from or derivatives of living organisms). In this second of a four part IPA Counsel Corner series, we will focus on the second category: dietary supplements.

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