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‘Play it again, Sochi’: DMAA food supplements stimulate ongoing Olympic dopiness

For 12 days the 22nd Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia, had escaped the scourge of doping. It may not have escaped the scourge of homophobic ranting from its paragon-of-progress president, Vladimir...

2013 warning letters: NDIs, beverage vs supplement, and brand holders' obligations among important themes

Reading through the warning letter tea leaves, Denver-based attorney Justin Prochnow has come up with some important themes from the Food and Drug Administration.  Obligations of brand holders, status of...

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More woe for OxyElite Pro as Euro ban widens

Italy, Portugal and Ireland have joined a growing list of nations to ban pre-workout supplement, OxyElite Pro.

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

We don’t see the pre-workout sector going in the right direction post-DMAA: Chromadex CEO

New ‘suspect alkaloids’ are finding their way into the controversial pre-workout supplement sector, and potentially dangerous products will continue to flourish in the marketplace while there is wider support from...

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

FDA’s Dr Fabricant: GMP violations are staying the same, and that’s a concern

One year on and 'GMPs' and 'concern' continue to be used together by Dr Daniel Fabricant, Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the agency, with many of...

The ten most important news of the year

Every day, NutraIngredients-USA brings you the latest industry news and developments, insights from thought leaders, and cutting edge science. That makes for a lot of information to help you make...

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FDA sends warning letter for DMAA-containing product, GMP violations

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Oklahoma City-based Pure Energy Products, Inc. for products containing controversial compound DMAA.

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Dept of Justice resolves actions to seize and condemn DMAA-containing products in three states

FDA personnel have witnessed the destruction of dietary supplement products containing controversial ingredient DMAA following actions by the US Department of Justice.

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More DMAA products come off market

Beta Labs, a dietary supplements distributor and retailer, has recalled four sports supplement products that contain DMAA. The company said it initiated the recall after “a review of recent FDA...

FDA seizes DMAA-containing supplements from GNC warehouse

The Food and Drug Administration moved today to seize more than 1,500 cases of supplements that contain DMAA from a Pennsylvania warehouse belonging to GNC Holdings, Inc.

One more time: US Army/ NSF analysis shows DMAA not in geranium

A new analysis from US Army scientists and NSF International finds, yet again, that controversial compound DMAA (1,3 dimethylamylamine) is not found in geranium. The analysis supports FDA conclusions that the...

UPDATE: Swedish agency detects (legal) amphetamine-like compounds in sports supplements; not in ‘authentic’ Craze, says manufacturer

A Swedish lab has found amphetamine-like compounds in sports supplements containing a herbal extract that has been touted as a replacement for widely banned stimulant, DMAA. But the lab said...

Updated: AHPA: 'If the ingredient is not lawful, the agency has full authority to remove it from the market'

UNPA: 'DMAA shows DSHEA process has worked'. AHPA, ABC, CRN, NPA, USADA also respond to FDA stance

The FDA’s stance that DMAA is not a dietary ingredient and its urging to consumers to avoid supplements containing the ingredient have been welcomed by key industry stakeholders, including USADA,...

Updated: CRN calls on industry to stop manufacturing DMAA-containing products

FDA: 'Information is insufficient to defend the use of DMAA'

After reviewing the response from USPlabs about the use of DMAA as an ingredient in dietary supplements, the FDA has concluded that the evidence is ‘insufficient’, NutraIngredients-USA can report.

CRN, NPA: Exactly what problem is New York bill to regulate sports supplements trying to solve?

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Natural Products Association (NPA) say they are alarmed - and rather baffled - by a new bill proposed by New York state...

CRN opposes ‘inappropriate’ NY DMAA ban proposal

New York State Senate Majority Coalition Leader Jeff Klein is seeking to ban the sale of products containing the controversial ingredient DMAA (dimethylamylamine) in the Empire State.

USPlabs slapped with warning letter over drug claims, GMP failures

USPlabs, the maker of the DMAA-containing sports supplement Jack3d, has received a warning letter over drug claim violations and GMP deficiencies, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed Friday.

Lawsuit against dendrobium-containing supplement dismissed

 Driven Sports, maker of the preworkout supplement Craze, announced that a class action lawsuit against the product has been dismissed.

ABC article puts another nail in DMAA's coffin

The studies that claim to have found DMAA present in geranium are suspect both because of where they were published–in an open-access, pay-for-publication journal–and because of problems with the studies...

DMAA in the dock

DMAA blamed for London marathon death

A single dose of the banned stimulant DMAA was the most probable cause of the heart attack that killed Claire Squires in hospital after she collapsed during the final metres...

USPLabs sets aside $2m to settle DMAA class action cases

After a tidal wave of lawsuits and months of heated debate about the regulatory status of the stimulant DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine), USPLabs has agreed to settle a nationwide class action suit...

2012’s predictions: How did we do?

In January, NutraIngredients-USA raised its head above the parapet and made some predictions for 2012. As the year draws to a close, we look back on what did and didn’t...

DMAA: Only found in select geranium, says new USPLabs-funded study

Controversial ingredient DMAA has been detected in geranium from select regions of China, but not all, according to a new study from the University of Memphis and funded by USPLabs.

FDA issues new DMAA warning letter

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued another warning letter for DMAA, with Irvine, CA-based Regeneca receiving the letter for its RegeneSlim product.


Will the market or FDA deliver the final blow for DMAA?

There is a moment at the end of the legendary computer game, Mortal Kombat, where you have just beaten seven shades of something out of your opponent and all that...

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