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Kaneka gets GRAS status on baby probiotic

By Hank Schultz

Kaneka has announced self affirmed GRAS status on its Baby Colic probiotic dietary supplement meant to ease babies through gut discomfort episodes.

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CBDepot files Novel Food application for synthetic CBD form

By Will Chu

CBDepot has applied for Novel Food (NF) application for a synthetic form of cannabidiol (CBD) for food supplement use in a move the firm says has a better chance of regulatory approval.

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Cancer institute head named acting FDA chief

By Hank Schultz

Dr Ned Sharpless, MD, who is the current head of the National Cancer Institute, will be the interim head of the Food and Drug Administration when Dr Scott Gottlieb, MD, leaves next month.

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