In Brief: NAD Decisions, Warning Letters, EC Law Struck, “Natural” Claims Suit
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Pharmavite discontinues ads; NAD looks at supplement concussion claims; FDA warns product requires NDI; Spinal Touch Formulas are unapproved new drugs – FDA; Weight-loss products unapproved, misbranded; Oklahoma law restricting contraception knocked down; and Hammer Nutrition sued over “natural” claims
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Pharmavite will not follow NAD’s recommendation to discontinue claim its NatureMade Omega 3 Xtra Blend fish oil supplement offers “nearly 4x better absorption” than standard fish oil, but plans another clinical study supporting the statement.
Claims a product is “natural,” health and prevention claims, “whole grain” and “made with” claims, all can put a firm at risk for a lawsuit, the Center for Science in the Public Interest warns. After climbing for five years in a row, class action lawsuits brought against food products dipped in 2013, but the decline may be short-lived.
FDA is seeing supplements spiked with Rx ingredients indicated for pain management and diabetes treatment, and needs industry help identifying violators, CFSAN head Michael Landa says.