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Many of the questionable ingredients touted on the Dr Oz Show related to weight loss. ©Getty Images - Michael Poehlmann

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Is the supplement industry in for a reverse Dr Oz effect?

By Hank Schultz

The Senate candidacy of Dr Mehmet Oz, MD, could pose a public relations risk for the dietary supplement industry, as the prominent media personality gets attacked for being a ‘quack’ who has promoted questionable products.

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Final Blackstone Labs defendant sentenced

By Danielle Masterson

The last chapter of the Blackstone Labs book has closed, with a Florida man sentenced to 51 months in prison for his role while working at the sports and dietary supplements brand.

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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.

Feds seize $3 million from Wheat, Hi Tech

Feds seize $3 million from Wheat, Hi Tech

By Hank Schultz

The federal government has seized more than $3 million from Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals CEO Jared Wheat as part of its money laundering and mail fraud case against the executive and the dietary supplement company he controls.

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