Health Care Policy

03 Sep: Democrats’ Bedfellows On Health Care Reform

Bill Thomas, 09.01.09, 12:01 AM EDT link to original article Health care is big business, over one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Health care reform is big news this summer, as President Barack Obama’s reform agenda has hit the skids. The blame lies not with Republicans’ lack of support but with Democrats avoiding the opportunity to use their political momentum…

24 Aug: Lawmaking and the GAO Report: A Dose of Reality

By James Gormley via At the end of 2007, the U.S. dietary supplement industry recorded sales of $23.7 billion, according to Nutrition Business Journal. With roughly 33,000 dietary supplements on the U.S. market, it’s no surprise that with today’s nutritionally challenged diet there were 192 million Americans using supplements in 2007, a number that is expected to keep growing….

07 Aug: Industry Self-Regulation and FDA Ensure Dietary Supplement Safety & Quality

By James Gormley via If retailers ask their customers about dietary supplement safety, they’re bound to get a variety of responses, especially considering that quality and safety often go hand-in-hand. In terms of quality, Vitamin Retailer magazine’s 2007 Annual Retailer Survey showed that the percentage of retailers who identify “high quality” as the most important element of their store’s…