FDA to CBD: You Are Not a Dietary Supplement

Hank Schultz wrote up a piece via Nutra Ingredients USA that the FDA sent out warning letters to eight companies marketing dietary supplements containing CBD. The letters also mention illegal drug claims based on CBD being the active ingredient in two drugs currently in development. What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a fraction of the[…]

Vaping: Not Tobacco

Cynthia Cabrera from the Contra Costa Times offers a great guest commentary on vaping: it’s not the same as tobacco and shouldn’t be treated as such. According to new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that vapor and e-cigarette products are causing a reduction in the amount of smokers. Research also[…]

InstantGMP MES v2.052 Released

Cary, NC – InstantGMP, Inc. announces the release of InstantGMP MES v2.052 with amazing new features InstantGMP, Inc. added many great new functions and updates to their electronic batch records software to enhance their user’s experience. “We are excited about the new master production record and batch production record features in our v2.052 release” said[…]

InstantGMP MES v2.052.000

Let’s take a look at what’s new in the newest release, InstantGMP MES v2.052.000! New Functionalities Expanded badge signature capabilities to system-wide usage. Added new workflows focused on Project Management functionalities allowing for projects to include multiple products for multiple clients with multiple user access control under multiple roles. Added new Material Classifications to help employ[…]

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%[…]

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[…]

Sunset Natural Products Inc. Issued Injunction by FDA

The FDA has reported that Sunset Natural Products Inc. has been issued a consent decree of permanent injunction by U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday, September 28th. The owners of the company, Teresa Martinez and Elsy Cruz, were manufacturing and distributing adulterated[…]

Rep. Tom Cole Proposes E-Cig Bill

In other vaping news, H.R. 2058 (e-cig bill) is making its way through Congress. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) has proposed a bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to change the grandfather date for products deemed tobacco products. Tom Cole believes that this would be beneficial to companies because they would remain on[…]