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USP commentary sounds safety, quality alarm on delta-8 THC

By Hank Schultz

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has published a commentary raising potential safety and quality control concerns about the delta-8 THC products flooding the market. The document also raised issues with other cannabinoids that are being isolated...

Alkemist Labs CEO on Next Generation Transparency

Alkemist Labs CEO on Next Generation Transparency

By Danielle Masterson

Companies often spend top dollar on testing, yet the only people who know about it are their internal team and auditors. Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs, says consumers want to know more about these test results, and he’s so convinced that his company...

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Maryruth's recalls liquid probiotic for infants

By Danielle Masterson

Omni-channel health and wellness brand MaryRuth’s announced it is voluntarily recalling two lots of its liquid probiotic for infants due to the possibility of contamination by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Most glutathione brands bought on Amazon pass NOW’s tests

By Hank Schultz

NOW has released its latest round of testing of products sold on Amazon and found that the glutathione supplements it bought were of reasonable quality, though some failures in potency and purity were still observed.

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SEC indicts CanaFarma founders on securities fraud

By Hank Schultz

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.

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World's 5th biggest economy now fully open to hemp/CBD products

By Hank Schultz

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.

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Hangover cures keep coming despite FDA action

By Hank Schultz

Despite a recent FDA enforcement action, bringing hangover products to market with provocative claims continues to be a siren call for the dietary supplement industry.

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CDC, FDA issue warnings about delta-8 THC safety

By Hank Schultz

US federal regulatory agencies have issued warnings on the availability of delta-8 THC, saying reports of almost 150 recent emergency room visits have mentioned the substance.

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Dangerous Black Salve products continue to find way to market

By Hank Schultz

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.”

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