New FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Coming

E-cigarettes will soon be regulated under tobacco products as a rule proposed by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The rule is currently being reviewed by the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. It will be several weeks before the proposed rule is formally approved and any action[…]

Booming Natural Supplements Business in China

From Natural Products Insider, health food sales in China are estimated to reach RMB300 billion ($47.5 billion USD) by 2019. More and more Chinese consumers are looking to natural supplements as rates for certain illnesses such as lung cancer and breast cancer are on the rise, and they are looking to purchase foreign health products. It[…]

Insurers are Treating E-Cigarette Users as Smokers

Do the insurance companies see a difference between e-cigarette users from smokers? It seems that according to James Daley of the Telegraph, apparently not. It’s well known that smokers pay a premium when it comes to health or life insurance, but what about users of e-cigarettes? A recent controversial study said that vaping is 95%[…]

Natural Products Insider interviews InstantGMP’s Robert Pochadt

Natural Products Insider interviewed Robert Pochadt, Director of Sales at InstantGMP, Inc. to find out more about how we help customers manage FDA mandated documentation with SOPs and Electronic Batch Record Software so they can go paperless and “ditch the clipboard” Check out Robert’s Interview!

Most Common GMP Citation for Supplement Producers: Not Establishing Specs

A few weeks ago, the Rocky Mountain Dietary Supplement Forum saw who’s who of the dietary supplement industry converge in Boulder, Colorado. According to this article by Josh Long of Natural Products Insider, numerous FDA officials gave presentations regarding their experiences and noted that failing to establish specs is the most common GMP citation in[…]

DNA Barcode Testing: Does it Work for Dietary Supplements?

In February of this year, the New York State Attorney General’s Office investigated major retailers for selling dubious and potentially dangerous herbal supplements according to the New York Times. They targeted Walgreens, Target, Walmart, and GNC, all well-known big box retailers that generally sell safe products. The authorities said that they had tested the herbal[…]