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Supplement shaming wins first Olympic gold medal

By Shane STARLING

It didn’t take long for a dope-busted Olympic athlete to blame a contaminated food supplement for his infringement and sportsmen and sports bodies to jump into the fray with ‘see? you just can’t trust supplements’ missives.

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

By Stephen Daniells

The dietary supplements industry has done a great job coming together to address raw material supply in the wake of the New York Attorney General’s action, says George Pontiakos, CEO of BI Nutraceuticals.

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Pre-natal multivitamins: ‘Pregnancy is no time to gamble’

By Stephen Daniells

Recent headlines related to a review calling pre-natal vitamin and mineral supplements an “unnecessary expense” for most expectant mothers could lead to serious repercussions and a stronger response from all stakeholders is needed to challenge such statements.

Dr Michael Smith honored by Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr Michael Smith honored by Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

By Stephen Daniells

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine has recognized the significant contributions of Michael Smith, B.Pharm., ND to the advancement of naturopathic medicine and natural health product regulation in Canada and around the world with an honorary...

Nutrition 21 announces new president

Nutrition 21 announces new president

Purchase, NY-based Nutrition 21, LLC, has announced the appointment of Joe Weiss as its new president, with the top priorities of accelerating the company's growth with product innovation, science and branding.

Vitamin Angels boosts efforts in Indonesia with MOU

Vitamin Angels boosts efforts in Indonesia with MOU

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin Angels has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Muhammadiyah, among the largest and oldest charitable organizations in Indonesia, to collaborate on alleviating micronutrient deficiency among children under age 5.

AHPA awards: Sen. Tom Harkin get Lifetime Achievement Award

AHPA awards: Sen. Tom Harkin get Lifetime Achievement Award

By Stephen Daniells

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA retired), Dr Steven Dentali, Dr Paula Brown, Robert Ullman, and Aveda were recognized for their substantive and positive contributions to the herbal products industry at the 2016 AHPA Awards last week.

Court dismisses Hi-Tech vs Pieter Cohen suit

Court dismisses Hi-Tech vs Pieter Cohen suit

By Stephen Daniells

A District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia has dismissed a suit by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc, against Dr Pieter Cohen and three other researchers seeking $200 million in damages.

People on the move – Winter 2016: Capstone, BGG, PLT and more

People on the move – Winter 2016: Capstone, BGG, PLT and more

By Stephen Daniells

The winter was a period with a few notable hires and promotions, with a new CEO at Capstone, a new Global Chief Marketing Officer at BGG Group, a new senior manager of national sales and analytics at Standard Process, and more. 

ABC Community Builder Award recipient announced

ABC Community Builder Award recipient announced

By Stephen Daniells

The American Botanical Council has announced that Michael Tierra, LAc, OMD, AHG, is the recipient of the 2015 ABC Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award.

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