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Natural Products Association SUES New York Over Supplement Restrictions (Updated 4/7/24)

Natural Products Association vs. New York: Lawsuit over Supplement Restriction Law

On December 4, 2023, the Natural Products Association (NPA) filed a lawsuit against the State of New York — specifically Attorney General Letitia James — arguing that the state’s recently-enacted law that prohibits and restricts dietary supplement purchases is unconstitutional.[1]

This article explains the law, summarizes the lawsuit, provides a quote from the Natural […]
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NMN, FDA, and the Supplement Industry’s Fight Against Pharma (Updated 1/23/24)

FDA NMN Background: A battle is brewing between the dietary supplement industry and the FDA. It’s over the legal status of an ingredient known as NMN, a natural vitamin with powerful anti-aging potential. After a company followed the guidelines to get NMN acknowledged as a legal dietary ingredient, the FDA has gone back on its word,[…]
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Dan Fabricant (NPA): Why You Need to Show Up in Washington DC | Episode #100

Dan Fabricant: NPA's 2023 Washington DC Fly-In Day for Episode #100 on the PricePlow Podcast

https://blog.priceplow.com/podcast/dan-fabricant-npa-2023-washington-dc

For Episode 100 of the PricePlow Podcast, Ben and Mike flew to Washington D.C. for the Natural Products Association’s annual DC Fly-In Day on June 7, 2023. Fly-in days, also known as “lobby days”, bring individuals together to advocate with legislators and other officials on behalf of their shared interests.

So this was […]
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FDA Announcement on CBD: We Need Help from Congress

FDA CBD Congress

On January 26th, 2023, the FDA made a major announcement regarding CBD (Cannabidiol), coming after years of deliberation, debate, and discussion. The gist of the message:

“We need help from Congress!”

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FDA to Congress: We need more tools!

In a press release titled […]
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2022 Supplement Industry Awards | Episode #079

2022 Supplement Industry Awards

It’s that time of year again — time for PricePlow’s 2022 Supplement Industry Awards. Mike and Ben sat down to review 2022, and then got into a batch of awards similar to what we did in the 2021 Supplement Industry Awards.

2022 brought some great new ingredient innovations, but also came with some heartbreaking […]
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The NPA is Fighting Dick Durbin’s 2022 Supplement Bill (S.4090) | Episode #067

Natural Products Association vs. Dick Durbin S.4090

https://blog.priceplow.com/podcast/npa-vs-dick-durbin-s4090

On April 26, Senators Dick Durbin (IL) and Mike Braun (IN) proposed a bill titled Dietary Supplement Listing Act of 2022,[1,2] which would have serious ramifications on the way business and commerce is done in the dietary supplement industry.

We invited a powerhouse team of industry veterans and experts to discuss what this […]
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Mahmoud ElSohly & Ikhlas Khan’s $2.3 Million FDA Tax Waste: Incomplete Results Published

Ikhlas Khan DMAA Multi Center Study - An FDA Tax Waste

This is part four of a six page series researching whether DMAA (1,3 dimethylamylamine) is a natural constituent of geranium flowers. All six parts are linked from our main DMAA in Nature / Geranium page.

Given the rancid stench emanating from the previous two disastrous studies discussed on this blog (1. Mahmoud ElSohly and […]
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The Ten (Actually 11!) Times DMAA was Found in Nature (in Geraniums)

DMAA Geranium

One of the most pivotal parts of the DMAA Lawsuit between Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals and the FDA is whether or not DMAA is found in nature. Specifically, is the stimulant (also known as 1,3 dimethylamylamine) a natural constituent of certain species of geranium flowers?

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The 2016 FDA NDI Draft Guidance Document: How To Destroy The ENTIRE Dietary Supplement Industry in 102 Pages

FDA NDI Draft Guidance 2016

Disclaimer: This article was co-authored by Bruce Kneller and Mike.

On August 12th 2016, the FDA published a new Draft Guidance Document for NDIs (New Dietary Ingredients), in the Federal Register. Since this document is 102 pages long, there is much to discuss.

TL;DR

The FDA’s proposal is nothing short of a multi-pronged attack […]
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Eric Schneiderman’s Supplement Lab Tests: The REAL False Claims?

DNA Barcoding

Update, May 8, 2018: The Attorney General behind this fiasco, Eric Schneiderman, has resigned after at least four accusations of extremely racist sexual abuse. Even crazier, his criminality was predicted by President Trump as far back as 2013.[Tweet] It is unclear where this GNC deal will lie after the smoke clears.

Updated March 30, […]
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