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FDA warns Nature's Health for drug claims and inadequate responses to alleged cGMP violations

Legal Alert

FDA sent this warning letter to Nature's Health for using drug claims to market herbal products and for inadequate documentation of corrective actions taken to address alleged cGMP violations

Warning: Life causes death (Forbes)

Media Alert

The author of this article in Forbes takes a "tongue in cheek" look at what he describes as California's toxic warning labels racket, and its impact on businesses and the public in general

Effect of Resveratrol Treatment on the Pharmacokinetics of Diclofenac in Healthy Human Volunteers

Science Alert

This limited study assessed the effect of resveratrol on the pharmacokinetics of diclofenac, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, in 12 healthy human volunteers

Goldenseal and Aloe vera "non-decolorized whole leaf extract" added to California Proposition 65 list

AHPA Update

Companies generally have one year to ensure products comply with new Proposition 65 requirements

FDA warns Life Support Development for drug claims and alleged cGMP violations (FDA)

Legal Alert

FDA warns Life Support Development for claims that provide evidence that the company's Hangover Relief product is intended for use as a drug.

Wary of mainstream medicine, immigrants seek remedies from home (New York Times)

Media Alert

The New York Times reports on an ethnobotanist who is conducting a multiyear study of folk remedies sold in New York's botanicas.

Colombia to legalize medical marijuana under presidential decree (Fox News)

Media Alert

Growing, distributing and selling cannabis will remain illegal and there are no plans to fully legalize marijuana for recreational consumption or commercial sale.

Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of Nigella sativa (Planta Med)

AHPA Science Alert

A review of reported activities of Nigella sativa (nigella) seeds with an emphasis on the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects. The authors attributed these activities to the oil present and, in particular, the thymoquinone constituent.

FDA posts final import and produce regulations to implement FSMA (FDA)

AHPA Legal Alert

The final rules establish enforceable safety standards for produce farms -- Produce Safety rule -- and make importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets U.S. safety standards -- Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule. FDA also issued a rule establishing a program for the accreditation of third-party certification bodies, also known as auditors, to conduct food safety audits of foreign food facilities -- Accredited Third-Party Certification rule.

Simultaneous electrodialytic preconcentration and speciation of chromium ions (Anal Chem)

AHPA Science Alert

This article presents a new electrodialytic separation of chromium (Cr)(III) and Cr(VI) prior to analysis. Ions are quantitatively transferred via ionically functionalized dialysis membranes into individual receptors that are introduced into ICP-MS. The authors report no significant conversion of Cr(VI) to Cr(III) or vice versa.
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