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NPA tells DEA that Kratom poses threat to public health

By Stephen Daniells

Adding kratom to the US food supply could lead to serious unintended consequences as the US struggles with opioid addiction, says the Natural Products Association in comments submitted to the US DEA.  

Fabricant: “We have to stay vigilant; FTC is not going away”

Fabricant: “We have to stay vigilant; FTC is not going away”

By Stephen Daniells

The recent Bayer victory in its case with the FTC is a positive for industry, but it is not going to solve all of the industry’s FTC problems, says Dr Daniel Fabricant, CEO and Executive Director of the Natural Products Association.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

By Stephen DANIELLS

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed media rumours that Dr Margaret Hamburg is stepping down from her role as Commissioner at the end of March, with Stephen Ostroff, MD, the FDA's chief scientist, serving as acting Commissioner.

Dr Fabricant addressed attendees at the IPA World Congress

Dispatches from the IPA World Congress

'Master Files' top list of NDI comments of note… so far

By Stephen Daniells in Universal City, CA

The proposal to use Master Files for IP protection and to expedite the notification process is attracting attention within FDA, as the agency considers comments submitted in response to its controversial NDI draft guidance.

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