Adverse Event Best Practices for Businesses Engaged in Social Media

Rick Kingston
President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs/Sr. Clinical Toxicologist

It’s been more than a decade since Facebook and Twitter launched in the mid-2000s. At the time, we couldn’t have predicted the sphere of influence social media would have on society – and our businesses.

For most companies, social media has become a managed function alongside more traditional marketing functions like …

Surveillance of Adverse Events for Dietary Supplements

It’s been 10 years since mandatory adverse event reporting (AER) for dietary supplements and OTC drugs has been in place.  During that time there has been an evolution of systems and processes associated with AERs.  The focus has shifted from manufacturers simply meeting the letter of the law and filing Serious AEs with the FDA to them being held accountable …

Cochrane review of carotenoids’ role

A recent Cochrane review entitled “Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration” provided a useful review of the science on the topic.  But, like many studies that review or discuss the use of dietary supplements, the authors qualified the positive data with an often times used cliché suggesting there just “might” be a …

Overstated Risk: Calls to Poison Control Centers

Dr. Rick Kingston shares this thoughts with Nutra Ingredients-USA on dietary supplement adverse events and the overstated risk of poison control center data.

A study that found a rising tide of reports to poison control centers about dietary supplement exposures reaches some faulty conclusions, say experts familiar with adverse event reporting.