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Some shady ingredients find home in nootropics category

Special edition: Nootropics

Some shady ingredients find home in nootropics category

By Hank Schultz

Nootropics is an area of the dietary supplement industry burgeoning with new ingredients. But at the ragged fringe of the category are drug-like substances that just won’t go away.

Herbalife stock at all time high after Ackman throws in towel

Herbalife stock at all time high after Ackman throws in towel

By Hank Schultz

Activist investor Bill Ackman has reportedly exited his short position on Herbalife, ending a high profile, multi-year attempt to drive down the company’s stock price with allegations that its business model constituted an illegal pyramid scheme.

Herbalife earnings recovering after FTC fine, restructuring

Herbalife earnings recovering after FTC fine, restructuring

By Hank Schultz

Herbalife says it is successfully emerging from the pall cast by an investigation and subsequent fine levied by the US Federal Trade Commission. The network marketing giant said fourth quarter earnings showed that business is trending back up after taking...

CRN launches site to warn consumers about SARMs

CRN launches site to warn consumers about SARMs

By Hank Schultz

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has launched an initiative to help educate consumers on the dangers of SARMs—illegal ingredients that have been appearing in sports nutrition products.

AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

Guest Article

AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

The herbal industry continued to evolve in 2017 to meet the steadily increasing demand for high quality botanical ingredients in an array of consumer goods from teas and health supplements to personal care products and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Letter to FDA seeks clarity on agency’s resources, enforcement aims

Letter to FDA seeks clarity on agency’s resources, enforcement aims

By Hank Schultz

Three members of Congress have sent a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration requesting specifics on how enforcement funds are allocated. The three lawmakers are among those the Council for Responsible Nutrition has worked closely with on regulatory...

CRN extends funding of NAD program

CRN extends funding of NAD program

By Hank Schultz

The funding arm of the Council for Responsible Nutrition has renewed its support for the NAD dietary supplement advertising review program for an additional three years.

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