Health And Wellness Industry News: Restoring Access Bill Introduced, Another Dietary Fiber Meets FDA Definition, More
Restoring Access to OTC bill introduced; West Virginia is 18th state to prohibit sales of DXM-containing cough suppressant to minors without a prescription; American Botanical Council presents Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence Award to Swiss pharmacist Otto Sticher; FDA adds another fiber to definition of dietary fiber; and Jarrow probiotics top ConsumerLab brand survey.
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Myos Rens hires Eric LeGrand as special advisor for sports nutrition; Perrigo Consumer Americas chief Jeff Needham will be succeeded by Rich Sorota; Nutraceutical International appoints Monty Sharma to replace Chad Clawson at the helm; American Botanical Council’s Farnsworth Award goes to Rachel Mata; and Herbalife’s John Agwunobi will be chairman as well as CEO.
HBW Legislative News: Another Federal CR, Michigan On DXM List, Senators Say Supplements Are 'Medical Expenses'
Federal agencies at FY 2019 funding for another month; Michigan imposes age restriction on OTC DXM sales; and senators urge IRS to make supplements 'medical expenses'.
Senate Appropriations subcommittee members add to Capitol Hill's push for FDA to change its current regulatory stance that CBD is deemed noncompliant for use in supplements and food. Commissioner Gottlieb suggests legislation authorizing FDA to allow use of CBD up to certain concentrations in supplements and food products. FDA currently allows sales of food and supplements containing CBD under enforcement discretion.