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Industry lawyers gathered at the 12th annual ACI-CRN Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements at the American Bar Association in New York City from June 24 to 26, 2024

Lawyers talk evolving risk in modern supplement industry

By Asia Sherman

In a constantly evolving marketplace, dietary supplement companies are exposed to a constantly evolving risk profile determined by off-script influencers, generative AI, elongated supply chains and the proliferation of new ingredients and manufacturing...

Taking the consumer pulse in the current biotics market

Taking the consumer pulse in the current biotics market

By Asia Sherman

At the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event in Salt Lake City, market research firm FMCG Gurus presented the current biotics landscape, painting a picture of a consumer base focused on day-to-day needs and value for money.

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NOW raises red flags after creatine gummy testing

By Asia Sherman

In its latest round of supplement policing, natural product manufacturer NOW reported that half the creatine gummy brands it tested failed to meet dosage claim on label. This was not the only red flag raised.

FTC settles with supplement startup over COVID claims

FTC settles with supplement startup over COVID claims

By Asia Sherman

A multi-year case involving dietary supplement startup PPO Lab, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and COVID-19-related health claims has come to a close, culminating in a truce that removes fines and lightens administrative burdens on the defendants.

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Aker Biomarine gets NDI nod from FDA for brain health ingredient

By Danielle Masterson

The Norwegian fishing and biotech company has successfully achieved New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) status from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Lysoveta. Under the NDI, Aker BioMarine can market Lysoveta at 1.5 grams/day for the general adult...

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Women’s health claims: What you can and cannot say

By Stephen Daniells

As supplements to support women’s health increase in the marketplace, marketers need to understand what they can and cannot say regarding claims relating to PMS relief, menopause symptoms, reproductive health, and more.

Kriti Chaudhary, Head of Business Development, Vedic Lifesciences

Kriti Chaudhary, Head of Business Development, Vedic Lifesciences

By Danielle Masterson

Kriti Chaudhary manages sales, marketing and business development for one of the most experienced contract research organizations in the dietary supplement industry. With a passion for science and innovation, she is the Head of Business Development at...

‘Warning letter geek’ decodes marketing compliance

‘Warning letter geek’ decodes marketing compliance

By Danielle Masterson

Asa Waldstein is principal of the Supplement Advisory Group and the man behind 'Warning Letter Wednesdays.' His bread and butter is educating companies about the dos and don'ts of marketing.

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FTC proposes new guidelines to hem in use of fake reviews

By Hank Schultz

The US Federal Trade Commission is proposing an updated set of rules that would attempt to rein in the burgeoning use of phony reviews to hawk products online. They would also work to prevent the suppression of negative reviews

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