Animal Supplement Industry Growth

Since the start of Covid-19, the Animal Supplement Industry has seen steady growth and adaptation of its products. More than ever, pet owners are looking into new ways to keep their animals healthy. Consumers that are both new and familiar to this industry are becoming increasingly more cautious and curious about ways that can improve their pet’s mental and physical …

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 Dr. Rick Kingston Speaking at Dietary Supplements Regulatory Virtual Summit

SafetyCall International’s Rick Kingston, PharmD, President of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, will be speaking at the upcoming Dietary Supplements Regulatory Virtual Summit. This is the 5th joint regulatory summit sponsored by trade associations representing companies in this market space, including: AHPA, CHPA, CRN, NPA and UNPA, and in collaboration with the FDA. It is designed to update the industry …

SafetyCall International’s, Dr. Rick Kingston, Speaks at DSQC Virtual Meeting

SafetyCall International’s President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs & Sr. Clinical Toxicologist, Rick Kingston, recently spoke at the Dietary Supplements Quality Collaborative (DSQC) virtual meeting. DSQC’s membership is comprised of multi-stakeholders working to better the quality and safety of dietary supplements. They bring together members across all sectors to promote the safety of supplements. Their mission statement claims to “aim to …

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 International Issues Statement Regarding Institute of Medicine’s Food and Dietary Supplement Workshop Summary

Additional post-market surveillance is required to accurately determine potential risks of products containing caffeine

SafetyCall International today issued a statement in response to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report released last week, “Examining Safety: Workshop Summary of Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements.” SafetyCall’s President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Dr. Richard Kingston, who participated in the workshop, stated …

Webinar: The Buzz on Caffeine

Dr. Kingston will join a group of faculty to present a two hour webinar hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists.

“The Buzz on Caffeine: New Developments in Safety, Regulation and Adverse Event Reporting

Caffeine, a methylated xanthine, is the most widely used mild central nervous system stimulant, naturally present in many common conventional foods and dietary supplements.  More …

Dr. Kingston Comments at Institute of Medicine’s Caffeine Workshop

Dr. Rick Kingston provided comments at the Institute of Medicine’s Workshop on Potential Health Hazards Associated with Consumption of Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements.  The two day workshop took place on August 5-6 in Washington DC and featured comments and presentations from various experts in the industry.

Topics and discussions included:

  • Evaluating the epidemiological, toxicological, clinical, and other

Manufacturers role in adverse event reporting and postmarket surveillance to be discussed at the Human Performance and Dietary Supplements Summit

Rick Kingston, President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs and Sr. Clinical Toxicologist at SafetyCall International will speak on the topic of adverse event and post market surveillance related to human performance dietary supplement at the upcoming summit sponsored by the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, NSCA, and Abbott Laboratories.

Dietary supplements to enhance athletic and general human performance are widely …