Health, Beauty And Wellness News: Warnings, Launches, Funds, Fines
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
GMP, claim and branding problems in FDA's latest supplement sector warnings; FTC adding up Roca Labs' consumer redress; Thorne's hemp supplement sprouts again; SMPL earns passing grade from Zell Fund; Ocean Spray launches cranberry supplement; and ProMera reformulates full line.
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Thorne Research rebrands, launches at-home biomarker, adds exclusive provider and technology agreements and gains Mitsui Group funding.
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