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  • Bend & Flex: The Global Market for Joint Health Supplements Cover Posted September 20, 2012 in Report Ingredient advances and an aging population mean the joint health market should be ripe for opportunity; manufacturers and marketers must be savvy about target markets, regulatory considerations and formulation challenges to take advantage of the road ahead. ...More MORE INFO
  • Special Report: Top Trends from GOED Exchange 2012 Top Trends from GOED Posted August 7, 2012 in Report The annual GOED Exchange conference featured scientific and business expert covering a wide-range of topics important to the future growth of the omega-3 industry. ...More MORE INFO
  • Special Report: Nutrition Innovation Trends Cover Posted April 24, 2012 in Report Products that offer on-the-go nutrition, such as chewables and chocolate, will be hot sellers this year, joined by vegan capsules, condition-specific omega-3 formulas, sexual health products and supplements for yoga practitioners. Manufacturers that aren't already offering products in these areas ...More MORE INFO
  • The State of GMP Compliance PDF Posted April 18, 2012 in Report The good manufacturing practice regulation is now effective for all sizes of dietary supplement manufacturers and other related businesses. While some companies have already been through an FDA GMP audit inspection, others are still working to become compliant before FDA comes to inspect. Companies ...More MORE INFO
  • 100% Ingredient Identification Testing Cover Posted March 26, 2012 in Report While 100% ingredient identification is necessary to meet regulatory requirements and ensure product quality, there is continued non-compliance and a lack of understanding of how this can affect a company's risk, value and growth. INSIDER fielded an online questionnaire on the topic to our readers ...More MORE INFO
  • The Cost of Quality: Development, Implementation and Operation Cover Posted March 7, 2012 in Report Quality control is a comprehensive program of ensuring consistent, accurate operational results. It is a system and culture that must infuse every aspect of a business. As such, deciphering costs, initial and ongoing, can be difficult and certainly requires consideration of all available data. In ...More MORE INFO
  • Ingredients for Improved Weight Management Cover Posted March 1, 2012 in Report The problem with overweight and obesity is no secret. Diet and weight management/loss products have long been popular with consumers, and manufacturers are untiring in their efforts to stay in front of the market with innovative, cutting-edge products based on the latest research. Such ingredients ...More MORE INFO
  • Market Trends in Weight Management Cover Posted March 1, 2012 in Report Obesity and overweight issues are no longer just an American problem, as Western cultures have exported bad diet choices and sedentary lifestyles to traditionally healthier countries. However, this also opens global market opportunities for weight management products in different formats. ...More MORE INFO
  • Clinical Research Investment Cover Posted February 27, 2012 in Report With regulatory agencies, consumer watchdog groups and an increasingly competitive industry landscape raising the bar, companies must take a proactive approach to developing the clinical research that substantiates the safety and efficacy of their ingredients and finished products if they wish to ...More MORE INFO
  • Product Liability Insurance: Protecting Your Assets Cover Posted December 21, 2011 in Report Product liability insurance is designed to cover a company from potential losses associated with allegations of harm from the use of the company's products; however, the dietary supplement industry has other specific issues to address. Companies must also review various levels of coverage, as well ...More MORE INFO
  • NDI Draft Guidance: Perceptions, Needs & Strategy Cover Posted November 14, 2011 in Report On July 5, 2011, FDA published its much-anticipated “Draft Guidance for Industry: New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notifications and Related Issues,” which immediately raised concerns within the dietary supplement industry related to issues such as dietary supplement notification, synthetic ...More MORE INFO
  • Sustainable Harvesting Ensures Botanical Quality and Supply Posted July 19, 2011 in Report Sustainable harvesting of wild crafted botanical materials benefits consumers’ health and well-being, supports business markets, maintains raw botanical resources and protects the environment. There are several key areas of sustainable harvesting, including agricultural practices, collection ...More MORE INFO
  • Botanical Ingredient Identification: A Primer on Requirements and Methods NPI Botanical Quality Testing Posted July 19, 2011 in Report Botanical ingredients pose a particular challenge to dietary supplement suppliers and manufacturers with a responsibility to identify ingredients. Review the general requirements for identity testing as applied to botanical ingredients, learn what constitutes a scientifically valid method, and ...More MORE INFO
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