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December 1, 2008
ZMC-USA, LLC, The Woodlands, TX, has received the North American Coenzyme Q10 Emerging Company of the Year Award through the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards. Within two years of its founding, the company has focused on eliminating mar…  Read More »
December 1, 2008
Shanghai, China-based Cactus Botanics Limited has opened a U.S. branch in New York, NY. Carol Cheow, general manager with Cactus Botanics said: “We have had an astounding number of inquiries from American companies about our extensive product l…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
FDA has amended its osteoporosis risk-reduction health claim to reflect the importance of vitamin D, in combination with calcium, in promoting long-term bone health. The amended labeling regulation explains that vitamin D is required for the normal a…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
In a move that is expected to boost annual sales by more than $70 million, Perrigo Company, Allegan, MI, purchased JB Laboratories, Holland, MI, for approximately $44 million in cash in September. Privately-held JB Laboratories is a contract manufact…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
Springville, UT-based Nature’s Way Holding Company, a subsidiary of Germany-based Dr. Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals, has reached an agreement with North Castle Partners, LLC to acquire all outstanding shares of Enzymatic Therapy, Green Bay, W…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
NBTY, Inc., Ronkonkoma, NY, has acquired Julian Graves, the U.K.’s largest independent specialty natural food and ingredients retailer for approximately $25 million. Julian Graves has a network of 350 stores nationwide, with annual sales of app…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
FTC will hold hearings on Whole Foods Market Inc.’s (Austin, TX) acquisition of former rival Wild Oats (Boulder, CO) beginning in February next year. The $565 million purchase was finalized in August. FTC originally objected to the deal on anti…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
U.S. lawmakers are investigating advertising claims Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, Madison, NJ, made for its Centrum Cardio product, which is marketed as a “cholesterol-lowering” multivitamin that contains 800 mg of phytosterols. The U.S. Hou…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
Daiichi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. of Japan is set to launch a new clinical trial that will investigate the effect of Pantesin brand pantethine on lipid management and the reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in the North American population. Renown…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
The majority of physicians (79%) recommend supplements to their patients, according to the “Life…supplemented” Healthcare Professionals Impact Study, which surveyed 1177 physicians. The top five health reasons physicians recommend…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
Neptune Technologies Bioressources Inc., Laval, Quebec, Canada, and Salt Lake City, UT-based Marine Life Sciences, have entered a joint agreement with Weider Global Nutrition for the distribution of dietary supplements and functional food products in…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
A new clinical study indicates that 40 mg of UC-II, a patented type II collagen product from Benicia, CA-based InterHealth Nutraceuticals, reduces osteo­arthritic pain as measured by three index scores. For this randomized, double-blind study of…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, New York, NY, has determined that Soft Gel Technologies and Optio Health Products, have provided adequate substantiation for claims made in print advertising and on pr…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
Americans are feeling more stress today than they did six months ago, according to a new national stress study conducted by Booth Research, Atlanta, GA, and sponsored by The Ester-C Company, Bohemia, NY. The survey of 1000 men and women ages 18 and o…  Read More »
November 1, 2008
The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., have launched the Commitment project, an initiative designed to encourage brides-to-be to make a vow of health to their f…  Read More »

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