• New York City Jun 19, 2019

    What Is CBD and Is It Legal? A Complete Guide to Cannabidiol

    You’ve probably seen it and perhaps struggled to understand the craze. CBD, or cannabidiol, a cannabis extract, has made its way up to food, drinks and dietary supplements almost everywhere. The hype has significantly grown in the U.S. in the last five years. However, its legality and benefits remain in a gray area and debated in the country, where 33...

  • NBC NEWS Feb 11, 2019

    FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Marketing of Dietary Supplements

    Federal officials are sending warning letters and advisories to manufacturers of supplements which claim the products can treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes, NBC News reported. Among the products hit with warnings for illegal marketing are fish oil, green tea extracts and melatonin. See the full list here. The crackdown from the the Food and Drug Administration comes as...

  • Atlanta Oct 23, 2018

    Desperate & Duped? GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

    People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem cell therapies, the findings raise more questions about an increasingly popular way to help pay for costly, and sometimes unproven, medical care. Soliciting money on GoFundMe and other sites...

  • FDA May 7, 2018

    Four Dietary Supplements Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination: FDA

    Badger Botanicals is recalling four different dietary supplements that may have been contaminated with salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration said on its website Friday. The recall affects consumers who purchased Green Suma, Red Suma, Green Hulu 2 and Red Hulu 2 kratom dietary supplements in pouches of 250 grams through the Utah-based company’s website from Jan. 1 through April…

  • United States Dec 18, 2017

    US Health Officials to Target High-Risk Alternative Remedies

    U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic medicines that have long been on the fringe of mainstream medicine. The agency plans to...

  • United States Apr 25, 2017

    Avoid Fake ‘Miracle' Cancer Treatments Sold on Internet: FDA

    U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer.

  • Pennsylvania Apr 2, 2015

    Prosecutors Call for Congressional Probe of Supplement Industry

    A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.

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