Industry News Roundup
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
DASCA facilitates DEA’s steroid scheduling; U.K. ad authority sneezes at hay fever claim; Nutroganics acquires Wholesoy; hemp migraine relief distribution lit; Clif’s cashew recipe trips some customers; ONHA sponsors GrassrootsHealth nutrient research; baby wipe recall reaches 4M units; and Nasdaq reprieve for Rock Creek.
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The Utah Republican and Rhode Island Democrat sponsor legislation to make selective androgen receptor modulators subject to the same authority the Drug Enforcement Administration has to regulate anabolic steroids. Hatch said the SARMs Control Act of 2018 would "ensure that the DEA has the authority it needs to prevent abuse and diversion of these dangerous substances.”