Utah-based Grandma’s Herbs, Inc. and its owners, Kevin Parr and Tracey Parr have agreed to a consent decree of permanent injunction to stop distributing unapproved and misbranded drugs and adulterated products.
The recent thick sheaf of notices sent by FTC about paid endorsements is of special concern in the sports nutrition category, where the use of current and ex players, online influencers and affiliates in marketing is a common practice.
The US Federal Trade Commission sent out hundreds of notices yesterday over the use of endorsements it says may violate its rules. Many prominent companies in the dietary supplement industry are on the list.
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) says there is insufficient data to recommend a daily intake of the omega-3 oils, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) for 3-18-year-olds.
A quintet of bioniformatics experts have taken a stab at devising an AI-powered method to find dietary supplement adverse event information within messages shared on Twitter. But an expert in the field doubts the approach will prove fruitful.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has indicted CanaFarma hemp and its two cofounders with fraudulently raising about $15 million from investors, and misappropriating approximately $4 million of that for personal and nonbusiness purposes.
The Federal Trade Commission has handed down the another substantial penalty this year for a misleading Made in USA claim, underlining the risk such claims can pose to manufacturers if not properly constituted
A group of researchers from Taiwan has cautioned against the use of certain Chinese herbal medicines by athletes, stating that it could increase the production of red blood cells and potentially violate doping regulations.
Vitamin B6 supplement dosages should be restricted to 10 mg/day or less, with higher dosages sold only as prescriptions, a citizen petition to FDA has requested. Industry stakeholders say the action is unwarranted and ignores already established safe...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill into law making hemp/CBD supplements and foods legal after an unsettled period in which the state health department was following a federal lead in ruling that CBD was not a legal dietary ingredient.
The attorney is one of the most well-known and respected lawyers in the dietary supplement scene and has become a nationally recognized thought leader on the regulation of CBD and other hemp products, as well as many other regulatory issues facing the...
After five years of litigation, jurors in federal district court in California delivered a split verdict in the years long legal dispute between ChromaDex and Elysium, with both sides claiming victory.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a policy mandating that companies using health apps and wearable connected devices must comply with a rule governing how consumers must be informed if a data breach occurs.
US Judge Colm Connolly, United States District Court for the District of Delaware, has granted the request from Elysium Health to invalidate two Dartmouth College patents licensed by ChromaDex relating to nicotinamide riboside.
A research team led by prominent industry critic Dr Pieter Cohen has found that FDA warning letters sent to companies using phenibut in dietary supplements didn’t prevent other firms from continuing to use the illegal ingredient.
New research has warned about the importance of expert guidance and biochemical monitoring for sports nutrition users, as it finds a link between supplement consumption and alterations in liver and kidney function.
An FDA warning letter has been issued for a an under the radar topical herbal product known as Black Salve that continues to appear on the market even after the Agency issued a consumer warning calling the product “life threatening.”
The California Legislature has passed a bipartisan bill to establish rules for the production and marketing of CBD/hemp products. Proponents expect Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign the bill into law before the Oct. 10 deadline.
A bill has been introduced into the US House of Representatives that would allow Health Savings Account (HSA) funds to be used to pay for dietary supplements. The bill mirrors most of the provisions of a bill already in the Senate.
By Daniel Fabricant, PhD, Natural Products Association
NPA president and CEO Daniel Fabricant, PhD, argues that FDA does not need new authorities to regulate the CBD market and that determining a safe daily intake level for the substance should be an integral part of that process.
Despite being a multi-billion dollar industry, there are no graduate degree programs from accredited academic institutions for executives in the nutrition business sector—until now. The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences...
Amazon heightened the priority of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 when it announced to dietary supplement sellers that ISO accreditation is required, along with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in order to sell products on its online retail platform.
Branded ingredient firm AIDP has achieved Health Canada registration for a prebiotic beauty-from-within offering. The approval will help the company capitalize on a wave of interest in such ingredients brought on by the global pandemic, according to...
By By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition
We all want an expedient solution to the stalemate with FDA over the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD), but the call to allow FDA to set a maximum safe level for CBD is antithetical to the law governing dietary supplements, DSHEA.
Nestlé makes available a report outlining efforts to comply with formula marketing guidelines that in recent years has been a subject of contention for the owners of the Gerber and NAN baby food brands.
Today (Aug 24) marks a deadline for public comment on a FDA request for input on the abuse potential of a number of drug substances, including kratom. Even as the regulatory winds shift around the ingredient, analytical labs are lining up to service...