FDA Nixes Potentially Dangerous HCG

Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on companies selling over-the-counter (OTC) HCG as weight-loss aids by making the...

People News: February 2012

NOW Health Group of Bloomingdale, IL announced a key staff change. Jim Emme, formerly the firm’s COO, is now the president. Former president Al...

Natural HBC Market Grows Despite Economy

New York, NY—Shoppers may not consider natural health and beauty care (HBC) products discretionary purchases; rather, they’re essential. According to market research firm Packaged...

Military Investigates DMAA as Cause of Deaths

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Defense announced it will not take any chances with supplements containing DMAA, as it has decided to pull such...

SOHO Celebrates 40 Years

Orlando, FL—The Southeast Natural Products Association (SENPA) held its annual SOHO Exhibition, here, in December. With over 300 exhibitors (including 100 new ones), the...

USDA Cites Five Fraudulent Organic Certifications

The organic food industry should be on alert for five fraudulent organic certificates circulating in the market, according to the USDA’s National Organic Program...

Brown Seaweed Provides Possible Hope Against Cancer

Fukuoka, Japan—Researchers from Japan’s Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences at Kyushu University and Daiichi Sangyo Co., Ltd., have discovered a possible anti-cancer...

Vitamin C Keeps Heart Condition Patients Out of Danger

Orlando, FL—Vitamin C is necessary for everyone, although one study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2011 suggests daily intake is even...

Carlson Labs Offers Free Aprons in Honor of Heart Health

Arlington Heights, IL—Carlson Laboratories is offering free red aprons to retailers to help raise awareness about women’s heart health. The donations are part of the...

NPA Sets Date for Lobby Day 2012

Washington, D.C.—The 15th Annual Natural Products Day (hosted by the Natural Products Association ) is slated to be held on Tuesday, March 27. The...