Trump Looking to Trump State Laws?

Previously, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer commented that the Trump administration plans to crack down on legalized Cannabis. The Justice Department, head by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reiterated his unfriendly Cannabis stance. Sessions did note that Medical Marijuana would not be targeted by officials but that he would review current policies. It did not[…]

NDI Guidance Would Weaken Supplement Industry According to Jarrow Formulas

The New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) draft guidance will over-regulate and weaken the supplements industry, according to prominent dietary supplements manufacturer, Jarrow Formulas. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first issued the NDI guidance in 2011 in an effort to further define the regulations set in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA)[…]

Louisiana Drug and Supplement Maker Ordered to Stop Production by Courts

Judge Robert G. James of the District Court for the Western District of Louisiana entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Pick and Pay Inc./Cili Minerals, a producer and distributor of several products including drugs and dietary supplements. The owner, Anton S. Botha, was ordered to cease all business operations until he complies with[…]

CBD’s State Regulation Conundrum

Unlike the Pacific Northwest and New England, southern states have been slow to pass pro-Cannabis legislation. Several states have voted to approve Cannabidiol (CBD) for very specific conditions and have granted licenses to research organizations, as well as some businesses – but patients face a conundrum. While patients with a qualifying medical condition are allowed[…]

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InstantGMP, Inc. and CfPA Present: Electronic Batch Records: Benefits and Implementation Planning Online Training Course

InstantGMP, Inc. and the Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA) have collaborated on a course entitled, “Electronic Batch Records: Benefits and Implementation Planning” InstantGMP, Inc. and CfPA have designed this course with cGMP manufacturing professionals looking to improve or enhance their process, traceability and FDA compliance with electronic batch records in mind. This course invites professionals[…]

President Trump’s China Trade Stance Concerns Supplements Industry

Hank Schultz examined how the Dietary Supplements industry is reacting to President Donald Trump, and insiders are nervous. Donald Trump is well known for making controversial statements that might become policy, but the anti-China tone concerns many who rely on Chinese ingredients. Trump has nominated Peter Navarro, Ph.D., a Harvard-educated economist as head of the[…]

Prevagen Charged by FTC for Making False Claims

The marketers of popular brain supplement, Prevagen, have been charged with making deceptive and unsubstantiated claims regarding memory and improved cognitive improvement according to Stephen Daniells of Nutra Ingredients. Quincy Bioscience ran many national advertising campaigns claiming its Prevagen product is the answer for those looking to improve memory and cognitive function. The Federal Trade[…]

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E-Vapor Law Symposium – Early Bird Registration Still Available, Save $500

Attention E-Liquid Companies: Are you ready for 2017? Regulation deadlines are fast approaching, but the E-Vapor Law Symposium is here to get you ready. Keller and Heckman are leaders in the FDA legal landscape. They are hosting an E-Vapor Law Symposium in their Washington, D.C. offices on Thursday, February 2 – Friday, February 3, 2017.[…]

DEA: Hemp CBD is a Schedule I Drug

Last week, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) ruled that cannabidiol (CBD) falls within the Schedule I drug classification of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and has received an official drug code. Companies have 30-days to update their licenses and cease interstate distribution of CBD and other Cannabis-based extracts. States with laws allowing for CBD and[…]