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fda supplements

Rockville, MD—The Dietary Supplement Programs has been elevated from a division to an office at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the parent Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling. Bob Durkin will serve as the acting office director of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs while FDA finds permanent leadership.

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person of the year

What stands out in your mind as the biggest issue affecting the natural products industry in 2015? Supplements safety is likely a major contender.

social media tips

We have arrived at time when customer service has taken to the Internet and is a pivotal tool in how business is done. Most stores, mom-and-pops included, have a Twitter or Facebook presence or have been featured on a Yelp or Google Plus review. But, what happens when that company receives a bad review from a customer? How does the company go about addressing it?

Washington, D.C.—The Microbead-Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Dec. 28, 2015.

memory pycnogenol

Hoboken, NJ—Baby Boomers looking to support normal memory and cognitive function may want to hear about the latest data on a branded French maritime extract (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research, based here).