Santerra Pharmaceuticals has formalised its links with Indian
contract research organization Vedic Lifesciences to provide
economically viable research for nutraceutical companies and help
them communicate the results to the scientific...
A review of studies using the herb kava to combat anxiety has
reported some positive results and only mild adverse events, giving
a much-needed boost to the herb's record despite the need for
longer safety and efficacy trials.
The only way to convince European governments on the safety and
efficacy of kava kava and to restore the industry in the South
Pacific is to conduct clinical studies and look further into the
mechanism, says expert on herbal safety...
The ability of the waxy sugar-cane extract, policosanol, to reduce
LDL-cholesterol levels have been called into doubt by a new
clinical trial, but a poor delivery system undermines the studies'
conclusions, says industry.
The industry appears to be knuckling down to research and
recognising that solid scientific backing is fundamental to a
product's success on the market. Last week's SupplySide West in Las
Vegas was the setting for 22 VendorWorks...
Recognising a growing need to support products with science,
contract manufacturer Nutritional Formulators is introducing a new
foreign-based clinical trial service that it expects will give
US-based outfits a run for their money.
The cost-effective benefits and research standards set to become
international has added to the attraction of outsourcing R&D to
India and China - two developing nations that are set to ease the
ever-increasing cost pressures,...
Since Vioxx was withdrawn from the market last September, consumers
have been casting about for dietary supplements for joint health
and inflammation. Jess Halliday looks at a market that seems
ready to step into a void created by...
A new study into the ability of coenzyme Q10 to slow the
progression of Parkinson's disease is on the starting blocks. If
the results of much-cited 2002 research by the same team are
reiterated, there may be no let-up in the...
UK company Pure Herbal Extracts has found a way to culture the
appetite-suppressing molecule from a strain of hoodia and plans to
launch supplements containing a guaranteed dose of the active
ingredient in the next six months, reports...