The advertising of nonprescription, over-the-counter medicines helps acquaint the public with these products and must be truthful, not misleading, and must meet high standards reflecting the nature of the product advertised.
The CHPA Analysis of Reportability of Changes to New Drug Application (NDA) Over-the-Counter (OTC) Product Labeling Table was developed to assess the reportability of changes to OTC products subject to new drug applications.
This document was developed by members of the CHPA Dietary Supplements Committee Probiotics Labeling Group to provide voluntary guidelines for use by manufacturers of dietary supplement products containing probiotic ingredients.
This document serves as a voluntary guideline to assist manufacturers of dietary supplements with compliance with the dietary supplement current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements of the US FDA 21 CFR §111.
To address the growing need for more information on dietary supplements available in the market, the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health has developed the Dietary Supplement Label Database. This valuable resource compiles comprehensive information obtained from the labels of dietary supplement products sold in the United States.
The following information on botanical ingredients should be included in either a bulk botanical raw material specification sheet (for business-to-business transactions) or finished product labeling (when selling directly to consumers).
Due to the wide variety of changes that may be encountered after an OTC monograph drug is marketed, it is impossible to address stability requirements for all changes in this guideline. However, guidance from the examples provided here can be used in the decision-making process.
The purpose of these guidelines is to catalog and strengthen standards of care that have evolved in the practice of providing unsolicited free samples of OTC medicines to consumers to promote their products.