Proposed Bill on Gluten in Medications Reintroduced in Congress

Along with other celiac disease organizations, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has long called for gluten to be called out on medication labels or, preferably, completely removed from medications. In 2013, Ohio Democratic State Representative Tim Ryan introduced the 2013 Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act, which would mandate that gluten be disclosed as an ingredient on all medication labels. Congressman Ryan has reintroduced the bill in the 114th Congress as the Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act of 2015. The legislation contains the same language as the bill introduced to the 113th Congress. Related: Gluten in Medications Guide:This guide, created and developed collaboratively by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, can help when asking pharmacists about gluten-free prescriptions and other medication needs.