Malcolm Spicer, Managing Editor – US
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Unilever North America agrees SmartyPant, founded in 2011 to create a comprehensive supplement made from premium ingredients to support the wellbeing needs of children and adults. Kind, fully owned by Mars, has an agreement to acquire family-owned Nature's Bakery which offers snacks including fig bars and other soft-baked foods.
ChromaDex is among latest targets of FDA/FTC joint warnings identifying claims on websites as well as in social media posts that render products unapproved and misbranded drugs indicated to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Draft guidance on testing investigational drugs for drug-drug interactions with ingredients used in antacids, histamine H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors points to including labels warnings on the new drugs about their concomitant use with the heartburn remedies.
Sabinsa provided FDA and FTC with documentation of “an ingredient falsely marketed and sold as vitamin C derived from amla fruit (Emblica officinalis), which two independent labs have confirmed is actually derived from corn, sugarcane or other plants.”
Results of three-year study conducted at 17 Canadian sites suggest that e-cigarettes use combined with counseling significantly increased abstinence from smoking cigarettes compared to receiving counseling alone.
FDA's decree of permanent injunction with Fusion Health and Vitality filed same day the firm announced recall of its Core Essential Nutrients and Immune Boost Sublingual Vitamin D3 products found to contain hordenine HCl.