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Vascepa’s label expansion could boost supplement realm

By Hank Schultz

An expert panel has recommended an expanded treatment envelope for the EPA drug Vascepa. An expert says the move won’t affect the supplement market directly but does add to recent official recognition of the health benefits of omega-3s.

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FDA needs new tools in face of CBD explosion, official says

By Hank Schultz

FDA needs new tools to effectively deal with an expanding supplement marketplace, according to agency official Lowell Schiller. This is especially true when contemplating the flood of CBD products, with many more yet to come.

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Welch returns to ODSP as deputy director

By Hank Schultz

Cara Welch, PhD has been named deputy director of the Office of Dietary Supplements. Welch replaces Bob Durkin, who recently left FDA for a private law practice.

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30 things we learned at the 2019 IPA DC Workshop

By Stephen Daniells

A booming global market with double digit growth rates, establishing an adequate intake for dietary microbes, and why the impending taxonomic changes to the genus Lactobacillus are like Y2K: These were just some of the topics covered during the fourth...

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BAPP’s adulterated materials SOP nearing final form

By Hank Schultz

The Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program is nearing the final stage of its initiative to offer industry a way to keep adulterated materials from turning up in finished goods on the shelf.

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From the editor's desk

When ‘edgy’ marketing goes over the edge

By Hank Schultz

The case this week of a beverage brand making a supposedly tongue in cheek reference to suicide points to the risks inherent in swinging for the fences in product marketing.

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