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Federal judge approves consent decree with New York dietary supplement maker (FDA)

A federal judge in New York has signed a consent decree for permanent injunction between the United States and Mira Health Products Ltd., a dietary supplement manufacturer located in Farmingdale, New York, and Michael S. Ragno and Michael S. Ragno, Jr.

BMJ corrects column on MHRA's "traditional herbal registration" (BMJ)

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L'Oréal settles FTC charges alleging deceptive advertising for anti-aging cosmetics (FTC)

Cosmetics company L'Oréal USA, Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertisingabout its Lancôme Génifique and L'Oréal Paris Youth Code skincare products. According to the FTC's complaint, L'Oréal made false and unsubstantiated claims that its Génifique and Youth Code products provided anti-aging benefits by targeting users' genes.

Producer of drug-spiked products masquerading as dietary supplements sentenced in federal court (FDA)

Nikki Haskell, the owner and chief executive officer of Balanced Health Products (BHP), has been sentenced by a United States magistrate judge in Manhattan federal court to a $60,000 fine for distributing dietary supplements that contained a prescription drug.

District Court enters permanent injunction against California firm for alleged cGMP violations (DOJ)

The Justice Department announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Otis D. Wright II of the Central District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against GM Manufacturing Inc. (GMM) and Mao L. Yang, Mary Chen and David Yang on Friday, June 20, 2014, to prevent the distribution of adulterated dietary supplements.
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Boldo extract has potent anti-urease activity and anti-adherent effect against H. pylori, a cause of stomach ulcers and increased cancer risk (Phyto. Res)

FTC sues marketers of Green Coffee Extract (FTC)

The Federal Trade Commission has sued a Florida-based operation that capitalized on the green coffee diet fad by using bogus weight loss claims and fake news websites to market the dietary supplement Pure Green Coffee. Popularized on the syndicated talk show The Dr. Oz Show, green coffee bean extract was touted as a potent weight loss treatment that supposedly burns fat.

Recent FDA enforcement actions against illegal, tainted products masquerading as dietary

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