Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Dietary Supplements

New Study: Older Americans Taking More Medications and Supplements

Senior at Pharmacy 2New York, NY, March 24, 2016 ― Reuters’ Andrew M. Seaman reports that the proportion of older Americans taking at least five medications or supplements went up in a recent study.

The increase in people using multiple medications — known as polypharmacy — paralleled an increase in the number of older Americans at risk for major drug interactions, researchers found.

“That’s a concern from a public health standpoint, because it’s getting worse,” said Dima Qato, the study’s lead author from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Continue reading

FDA Takes Action to Protect Consumers from Potentially Dangerous Dietary Supplements

FDA blueWashington, DC, November 18, 2015 ― The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with other government agencies, yesterday announced the results of a yearlong sweep of dietary supplements to identify potentially unsafe or tainted supplements.

The sweep resulted in civil injunctions and criminal actions against 117 various manufacturers and/or distributors of dietary supplements and tainted products falsely marketed as dietary supplements. Continue reading