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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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"Business investment could accelerate as [US tax reform] releases trillions of dollars in foreign-generated profits previously held overseas as a way to avoid a higher tax rate," says Russell Price of Ameriprise Financial,. In a report on likely M&A investment trends in 2018, Morgan Stanley analysts say "2017 marked another year of near-record activity, and 2018 could be even busier."
Clorox is acquiring Nutranext, manufacturer and marketer of dietary supplement brands including Rainbow Light and Natural Vitality, a month after executives said during the firm's latest earnings briefing that US tax code change, particularly eliminating taxing income earned in foreign markets when it is transferred to the US, heightens their interest in mergers and acquisitions. Expect more from Clorox and in the broader health care space, says analysts.
Now that FDA has completed its evaluations of two compounds in kratom – mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine – that DEA has proposed to schedule as controlled substances, researchers who attest to the ingredient's safety and its value in helping opioid abusers through withdrawal or as a natural pain reliever or mood enhancer say time could be running short to convince federal officials against ending consumer access to kratom products due to fear that the ingredient is an opioid.
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