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Audit finds two of three memory supplements tested contain none or lower levels of active supplement than stated on labeling. In a report for current and previous ranking minority members of Senate Special Committee on Aging, GAO points to continuing issues with economic adulteration for gingko biloba.
ThermoLife Tries To Flex Litigation Muscle Against Nitrate Marketers In False Advertising Complaints
ThermoLife International files two false advertising complaints alleging competitors also marketing nitrate-based workout products deceive consumers and disparage its business. The company is seeking damages after setbacks in patent infringement complaints.
Council for Responsible Nutrition, Consumer Healthcare Products Association and Natural Products Association urge FDA to allow colony forming units on probiotic product labels while nixing current labeling regulation’s allowance of metric weight, as the measurement does not reflect live microbials.
Final guidance on mandatory recall authority under FSMA specifies how FDA allows firms opportunities for voluntary recalls and evidence it may consider when deciding whether to mandate a recall. But a consumer advocacy group critical of FDA says the guidance adds nothing for protecting public health.
Keystone Labs agrees to cease manufacturing OTC drugs following a 2013 FDA warning letter and repeated GMP violations noted during inspections, including failure to investigate sources of contamination. Firm suggests it will continue making cosmetic hair- and skin-care formulas while outsourcing OTC product manufacturing.
Supplement brand being marketed to compete with OTC drugs, including J&J's own brands, in cough and cold and other categories helped J&J overall consumer health sales grow 9.7% to $440m in Q3. Oral care brands showed 3.2% worldwide growth to $384m, benefiting from recent launch of chewable Listerine Ready! Tabs.