Acupuncture Continuing Education

FDA Ruling on Dietary Supplements Update

The final ruling for 2007 by the FDA on GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices) for dietary supplements has been issued. Look forward to updates as to how acupuncturists and acupuncture schools will be affected by this course of regulatory action. It is possible that acupuncture college pharmacies may be affected and that individual acupuncture practices may also be affected. Under the new ruling, the FDA now mandates that "manufacturers are required to evaluate the identity, purity, strength, and composition of their dietary supplements."