Cost of Herbs and Supplements Likely to Increase

Illinois Senator Durbin is planning to reintroduce his supplement bill, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act (S 1310), which would grant more power to the FDA to regulate dietary supplements like they were drugs.  What I didn’t realize about this is that just the legislative effort, even if this fails again, creates such a financial burden that many supplement companies could go under and the cost of supplements will rise.  I’m already struggling with trying to keep my supplement and Chinese herb prices to my patients stable as costs keep going up for no really good reason but at some point I’ll have to give in to raising my prices, too.