• New Supervisor for FSIS Labs
    New Supervisor for FSIS LabsWASHINGTON--The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service appointed Patrick C. McCaskey as the new assistant deputy administrator for operations within its Office of Public Health and Science. McCaskey will ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • St. John's Wort Effective in Treating Mild Depression
    St. John's Wort Effective in Treating Mild DepressionLONDON--St. John's wort works as well as, and in some areas better than, the prescription drug imipramine for the treatment of depression, according to research published in the Sept. 1 British Medical Journal ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Willow Bark May Offer Back Pain Relief
    Willow Bark May Offer Back Pain ReliefISRAEL--In the July issue of The American Journal of Medicine (109:9-14), a study reported that an oral willow bark extract (salicin) may offer relief from chronic lower back pain. This four-week, blind study followed 191 volunteers as ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Immune Health
  • BASF Gets U.S. Antitrust "OK" for Takeda Merger
    BASF Gets U.S. Antitrust "OK" for Takeda Merger WASHINGTON--The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice reportedly had no objections to the proposed merger of Takeda Chemical Industries with BASF AG, according to the companies. BASF, based in Ludwigshafen, ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, B Vitamins
  • Increased Expenses Impact Natrol 2Q Results
    Increased Expenses Impact Natrol 2Q ResultsCHATSWORTH, Calif.--Natrol Inc. (NASDAQ:NTOL) reported increased sales but a net loss for its second quarter ended June 30. Revenues swelled to $24.1 million from $17.9 million sold in the same period last year, but gross margin ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Frontier Hires Ex-Celestial Exec as CEO
    Frontier Hires Ex-Celestial Exec as CEO BOULDER, Colo.--Frontier Natural Products Co-op named Stephen Hughes, former chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Celestial Seasonings, as its CEO. Hughes has worked in the food and beverage industry for 20 years; three of ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Weider Registers Earnings Despite Reorganization Charges
    Weider Registers Earnings Despite Reorganization ChargesSALT LAKE CITY--Weider Nutrition International Inc. (NYSE:WNI) reported positive earnings for its fiscal year ended May 31, under the weight of the growing costs of its reorganization efforts. Revenues for the year ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • 2BNatural B2B Signs 60 Stores
    2BNatural B2B Signs 60 StoresREDMOND, Wash.--In early August, 2BNatural.com reported that it signed 60 retail stores to its Business-to-Business (B2B) Web site, which serves the natural products retail community. The site allows stores to pool their buying power to lower ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • PharmaPrint, AHP Settle Lawsuit
    PharmaPrint, AHP Settle LawsuitIRVINE, Calif.--On Aug. 23, PharmaPrint and American Home Products (AHP) settled a lawsuit that has been pending since Nov. 16, 1999. The lawsuit, brought by PharmaPrint, accused AHP of using PharmaPrint trade secrets to develop its own ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Antacids May Lead to B12 Deficiency
    Antacids May Lead to B12 Deficiency BOSTON--After completing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agriculture Research Service's Framingham Offspring study, researchers were surprised to find vitamin B12 deficiency in young and old people. "[In the elderly, vitamin] ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, B Vitamins