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"Based on the scientific information in the literature and further supported by our computational modeling and the reports of its adverse effects in humans, we feel confident in calling compounds found in kratom, opioids," says Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
Pharmavite will not follow NAD’s recommendation to discontinue claim its NatureMade Omega 3 Xtra Blend fish oil supplement offers “nearly 4x better absorption” than standard fish oil, but plans another clinical study supporting the statement.
Council of Better Business Bureau's industry self-regulation arm says UltraMax Health, after previously not responding to a request for evidence supporting Max Synapse online ad claims, stated in writing that it stopped using the claims and no longer is selling the product.
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Federal agencies have “put brakes on new regulations” during the Trump administration and made efforts toward deregulation across the board, bringing about a “good and friendly environment for most businesses and industries,” says lobbyist Pete Evich. “We need to be careful about complacency that has a tendency to creep back in at a time like this when direct attacks and threats are down,” he said in a recent webinar.
Nutrition and food safety watchdog group asks FDA to enforce against marketers of ginkgo supplements after ConsumerLab.com found that six of 10 ginkgo supplements it tested contained either less of the herb than advertised or different and cheaper plant material.
Online, pamphlet claims trip Baker's Best; MusclePharm maintains turnaround progress; Kameka enters probiotic market through AB-Biotics; and POM Wonderful ad swims on humor.
"We spent a lot of time in Massachusetts trying to point out the flaws in the legislation," says CRN government relations chief Mike Greene. CRN and other stakeholders could focus on the Massachusetts bill because no other similar proposals surfaced in other state legislatures this year.
Culturelle Healthy Balance probiotic launches; Renew Life enters digestive health market; USANA Q1 sales up on Asia-Pacific business; Coppertone sponsors 4-H 'Sun Smarts Challenge'; Nature Made 'Healthy Together' offers wellness solutions; FTC stings marketer spray marketer; and kratom salmonella recalls spread.
In an amicus opposing Amarin's petition in federal court for an order that the US ITC investigate its fair trade complaint targeting certain omega-3 oil ingredients, DoJ says the drug firm is attempting private enforcement of the FDC Act. The act "commits enforcement exclusively to the federal government to ensure that complex enforcement decisions are made with the benefit of FDA's scientific and regulatory expertise," DoJ argues.
Herbalife beats net sales forecast; AHPA on board with Hemp Farming Act; and CHPA criticizes sunscreen bill passed in Hawaii.
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