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March 1, 2008
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has developed a continuing education (CE) course on dietary supplements for pharmacists. CRN was able to make this commitment through a grant that allows retail pharmacists and pharmacy t…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
On December 26th, FDA published a guidance to reflect its current thinking with regard to reporting serious adverse events for dietary supplements. This draft guidance document is intended to assist the dietary supplement industry in complying with t…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
On January 23rd, law firms Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins and Mager & Goldstein, both of Los Angeles, CA, filed a class-action lawsuit against the Dannon Company, White Plains, NY, for misleading consumers about the benefits of its pr…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Women appear to be leaving the vitamin and nutritional supplement category in significant numbers, according to TABS Group, a marketing research and consulting company based in Shelton, CT. In a study of 1000 respondents across the U.S., fielded by T…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
In late January, FDA published a notice in the Federal Register regarding the research burden behind claims for dietary supplements. It points out that the evidence standard is broad enough that some dietary supplement manufacturers may only need to…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
European Advisory Services (EAS), Brussels, Belgium, has put together a proposal to revise the European Union Novel Foods Regulation. Pieter Lagae, a regulatory adviser to EAS, said while the current procedure links authorized use of a novel food to…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
As Congress continues its investigation into steroids and baseball, more attention is being paid to dietary supplements. A Daily News article in mid-January said Donald Fehr, head of the Players Union, apologized for its slow response to the steroid…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Jeffrey Bland, PhD, chief science officer, Metagenics, San Clemente, CA, gave a keynote address—“Why the Controversy Concerning the Value of Natural Supplements?”—at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine’s Fifth An…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Genova Diagnostics, Asheville, NC, has developed two new standard-setting tests designed to help physicians and patients establish a personalized nutritional and supplement plan that will optimize a patient’s health. The Nutr­Eval test was…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Huntington College of Health Sciences, an accredited distance learning institution based in Knoxville, TN, has launched a new program in supplement science. The college says this diploma program is ideal for those whose profession currently involves…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Turmeric supplements have become popular in recent years, but ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, recently found that some products might contain high amounts of lead. In its latest product review, the testing company found a popular brand to contain…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Use of vitamin and mineral supplements among cancer survivors is widespread, despite inconclusive evidence that such use is beneficial, according to a comprehensive review of scientific literature published last month in the Journal of Clinical Oncol…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
Following two years of product development, Israel’s Solbar Plant Extracts has opened 2008 with new introductions to the global cosmeceuticals market. Solbar’s range of Solgen natural soy isoflavone extracts have been designed for both to…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
France-based Lesaffre Group, a world leader in yeast and yeast derivatives for more than 150 years, has established a new business unit under the name Lesaffre Human Care. The new business unit will market yeast ingredients related to human health un…  Read More »
March 1, 2008
NutraCea, Phoenix, AZ, has signed an agreement to purchase the largest rice bran oil processing facility in South America. As part of this agreement, the company has secured arrangements for the supply of raw rice bran with several local mills to ini…  Read More »

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