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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.”

NJ Labs: “ISO accreditation is not enough”

NJ Labs: “ISO accreditation is not enough”

By Danielle Masterson

Amazon heightened the priority of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 when it announced to dietary supplement sellers that ISO accreditation is required, along with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in order to sell products on its online retail platform.

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Guest article

CRN: Don’t Sell Out DSHEA for CBD

By By Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

We all want an expedient solution to the stalemate with FDA over the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD), but the call to allow FDA to set a maximum safe level for CBD is antithetical to the law governing dietary supplements, DSHEA.

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GMO plant-based omega-3 approved as NDI

By Hank Schultz

Nuseed Nutritional US has announced its omega-3 ingredient derived from a genetically modified canola strain has successfully completed a New Dietary Ingredient Notification with FDA.

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FDA rejects two NDI filings on full spectrum hemp extracts

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has rejected two New Dietary Ingredient Notifications for CBD ingredients. Industry stakeholders said the fact of the rejections and some of wording used in the letters makes it clear that new legislation is likely...

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