In Brief: Helen Of Troy In Supplements; J&J Innovation; U.K. Ad Enforcement; CHPA Chairman-elect; Hispanic Consumer Health
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Helen Of Troy Acquires Supplement Firm; J&J eyes probiotics to skin, oral health and respiratory conditions; ASA rules on Danon Baby Nutrition ad; FDA continues to pursue tainted supplements; FDA warns about tainted bee pollen; CHPA names board chair-elect; and USP educates Hispanics about supplements.
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