Pharmavite

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Pharmavite, LLC
Subsidiary
Industry Dietary supplements
Founded 1971
Founders Henry Burdick, Barry Pressman
Headquarters Northridge, California, United States
Products Nature Made, SOYJOY
Parent Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.
Website Pharmavite.com

Pharmavite is a dietary supplements company based in Northridge, California. The company is the maker of Nature Made, a line of vitamins and nutritional supplements, and SOYJOY, a snack bar made from soy and fruit products.

History[edit]

Pharmavite was founded in 1971 by Oluwason Henry Burdick and Barry Pressman. The Nature Made vitamin brand was launched the following year.[1] The company was purchased in 1989 by Japanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka.[2]

The company is based in Northridge,CA. Manufacturing location is in San Fernando, CA. In 2013 a new manufacturing facility opened in Opelika, Alabama, which produces Softgels and Tablets, and Gummy Vitamins since 2015

In August 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed in the State of California asserting that Pharmavite sells vitamin E dietary supplements products that do not provide the benefits stated on the label and in marketing claims.[3]

Product quality and regulation[edit]

Pharmavite's vitamins and supplements product line participates[4] in the United States Pharmacopeia's (USP) Dietary Supplements Verification Program, which verifies the "quality, purity and potency" of dietary supplements through facility audits and random off-the-shelf product testing.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Wagner (November–December 2001). "2001 Manufacturer of the Year". Nutritional Outlook. 
  2. ^ "Company". 
  3. ^ "Corbett-v-Pharmavite-complaint.pdf" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Participating companies (US Pharmacopeia)". 
  5. ^ "USP Verified Dietary Supplements". United States Pharmacopeia. Retrieved July 7, 2010.