• Researchers Review Consumers' Views on Supplements
    Consumers want increased regulation of dietary supplements and are concerned about their safety, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. However, industry members say the study has several shortcomings and includes incorrect information. ...More
    March 29, 2001 Posted in News
  • FTC Settles with Med Gen Concerning Claims on Sleep Apnea
    In an FTC notice posted on March 29, the commission stated that it had settled with Snorenz maker, Med Gen Inc., in regards to unsubstantiated claims about sleep apnea. ...More
    March 29, 2001 Posted in News
  • Industry Berates U.S. News' Supplement Coverage
    Letters from industry groups and consumers took U.S. News & World Report to task for its negative, slanted cover story on dietary supplements that appeared in the Feb. 12 issue. The overall response to the story was that the misuse of supplements leads to adverse events, ...More
    March 28, 2001 Posted in News
  • Consumers Unsure About Biotech Foods
    Most consumers are unsure about the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods, according to a national survey conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts. There is also low awareness of how much GM food is already on store shelves. ...More
    March 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • "Siberian Ginseng" Draws FTC Attention
    FTC and AHPA are reminding manufacturers to label the botanical Eleutherococcus senticosus as "eleuthero" and not "Siberian ginseng." Not only is the herb not in the same species as ginseng, it is not even in the same genus. ...More
    March 26, 2001 Posted in News
  • Ipriflavone Study Makes the Rounds Again
    In a study presented last September and published this month, Danish researchers concluded that ipriflavone may be ineffective in treating postmenopausal bone loss, and it may even weaken the immune system. ...More
    March 23, 2001 Posted in News
  • Whole Foods Market Earns Accolade from Business Ethics
    Whole Foods Market stands out in the corporate world by representing the natural products industry as one of the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" of 2001. ...More
    March 23, 2001 Posted in News
  • GMP Regs Caught in Limbo
    As the Bush administration continues to get its bearings, the industry's proposed GMP regulations are pushed to the wayside. ...More
    March 23, 2001 Posted in News
  • Starbucks to Offer Hormone-Free Milk
    Coffee conglomerate Starbucks Coffee Co. plans to begin serving GM-free milk in its national chain in response to a Feb. 14 letter sent by the organic industry. ...More
    March 22, 2001 Posted in News
  • Burton Holds DSHEA/Supplement Hearing
    Industry members gathered in Washington earlier this week for Rep. Dan Burton's hearing about dietary supplements' regulation and research, and the role of the FDA in implementing DSHEA. ...More
    March 21, 2001 Posted in News