National Animal Supplement Council’s Annual Conference Recap

This past week, Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Director, Veterinary Services & Senior Veterinary Toxicologist, presented at the National Animal Supplement Council’s annual meeting. The virtual conference attracted a variety of attendees that have roles across the animal supplement industry. The agenda covered the topics of Science & Compliance, Sales & Marketing and Business Growth.

Dr. Brutlag presented during …

Dr.Kelly Sioris is Awarded Guest Lecturer of the Semester

SafetyCall International is proud to announce Kelly Sioris, PharmD, Managing Partner and Director of Operations has received the esteemed award for Guest Lecturer of the Semester from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Twin Cities. The award winner is voted on by the students. This guest lecturer is recognized because of the positive impact they …

SafetyCall Receives the Herbal Insight Award

SafetyCall International is honored to accept the American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA) annual Herbal Insight award. The Herbal Insight is awarded to an industry organization that has contributed to the furthering of knowledge and understanding of botanicals and their uses in addition to making contributions to advancing the industry. In the announcement made earlier this week, AHPA shared, “SafetyCall

Employee American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) Accomplishments

SafetyCall International /Pet Poison Helpline is pleased to recognize the recent accomplishments of several of our employees for their board-certification and elected leadership roles to the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT). SafetyCall is home to four of the 107 ABVT Diplomates worldwide. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, SafetyCall remains staffed with industry leading experts in veterinary toxicology.…

Industry Update on CBD Containing Dietary Supplements

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

As most of us know the battle for FDA to allow CBD containing dietary supplements continues to rage.  Proponents of FDA action to allow CBD containing dietary supplements have been discouraged by FDA inaction in finding a path forward on that front.  Despite such slow movement in that …

SafetyCall’s Pandemic Preparedness Plan

We understand that you rely on SafetyCall for 24/7 consumer access to our health and safety experts. We take our commitment in providing this service seriously, which is why SafetyCall International has taken several precautions to keep our employees safe and ensure our service is interruption-free during the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Tuesday, March 10, we successfully tested …

SafetyCall International’s Rick Kingston Takes Critical View of Harvard Study Assessing Risks of Dietary Supplements

Recently, Harvard researchers conducted a study involving dietary supplements, later published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, to review adverse event reports from January 2004 to April 2015 using data from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). The FAERS is a database that contains line listings of select fields of data from Adverse Event (AE) reports contained …

SafetyCall Weighs in on Statement from FDA Commissioner on Agency’s New Efforts to Strengthen Regulation of Dietary Supplements

Rick Kingston, PharmD
President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs & Sr. Clinical Toxicologist 
Many SafetyCall clients that manufacturer and distribute dietary supplements have likely seen the recent press release by FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.
One thing that is clear, the FDA plans to crack down on companies that intentionally adulterate their products with unapproved ingredients. These companies put responsible manufacturers