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FDA Republishes Import Alert for Kratom

FDA Republishes Import Alert for Kratom

This week the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) republishes an import alert for Kratom, providing guidance to its field personnel to detain dietary supplements and bulk dietary ingredients at U.S. borders. Also known as Mitragyna speciosa, kratom is a...

Banned Stimulants Again Found in Supplements

Banned Stimulants Again Found in Supplements

A number of weight loss and sports supplements were found to contain cocktails of banned and unapproved stimulants, including one dangerous stimulant FDA ordered manufacturers to stop using years ago. According to a study by Pieter Cohen, MD, of Harvard Medical School...

FDA Warns Companies Selling Unlawful CBD Products

FDA Warns Companies Selling Unlawful CBD Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns two companies for selling unlawful products labeled containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Specifically, the warning letters address the illegal...

FDA Seizes New Imported Dietary Supplements

FDA Seizes New Imported Dietary Supplements

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert and seizes new imported dietary and sports supplements. The agency published an import alert impacting the $50 billion-a-year dietary supplement industry, news that a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer and two...

Injunction Placed Against NY Supplement Manufacturer

Injunction Placed Against NY Supplement Manufacturer

This week, Judge Edward R. Korman, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, placed an order of permanent injunction against New York (NY) dietary supplement manufacturer Confidence USA Inc., and the company’s president Helen Chian and general...

Is Your Dietary Supplement Safe?

Is Your Dietary Supplement Safe?

Is your dietary supplement safe? From weight loss pills to protein powder, dietary supplement consumption is on the rise. But some dietary supplements boast unsubstantiated claims and may be contaminated with pesticides or toxic heavy metals. The U.S. Food and Drug...

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