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5 things Dan Fabricant wants you to know now
New Hope 360
Dan Fabricant spent three years as the FDA's chief supplements enforcer, and his quixotic quest to clean up the industry left some industry veterans fuming while others appreciated at least some of his efforts (NDIs have been universally panned). He's now the head of the industry trade group the Natural Products Association, and he's traded in the bull's-eye on his back for celebrity status, at least in this neck of the woods we call home.
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NPA CEO comments on JAMA study related to FDA recalls and adulterated products
Natural Products Association
NPA CEO and Executive Director Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., former director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), comments on a new report in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), in which the authors claim nearly two-thirds of recalled products still contained a banned substance at least six months after being recalled by the FDA.
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NPA executive discussed Congressional turnover, GMPs, NDIs and other hot topics at SupplySide West
Nutraceuticals World
Twenty years since the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), there is a new cast of characters in Congress. In fact, since 2010 the Capitol has seen 40 percent new membership, according to Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., and former director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at FDA, who spoke at SupplySide West in Las Vegas.
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NPA is partnering with Southeast NPA for SOHO EXPO 2014, Dec 4-7 in Orlando, Florida, at the beautiful Gaylord Palms resort. Educational events are scheduled for Dec. 4-5, with the tradeshow exhibition taking place Dec. 6-7. With an impressive history of success, SOHO EXPO is the perfect opportunity to end your year right by taking part in premier educational programming and exploring the extensive tradeshow.
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FEDERAL FOCUS


Tainted supplements sold after recalls, study says
USA Today
Tainted dietary supplements often continue to be spiked with hidden and potentially dangerous drugs months and even years after being the subjects of product recalls, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers identified 27 supplements available for purchase online in the summer of 2013 that were among 274 recalled during 2009-2012.
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Los Angeles council to weigh ban on growing genetically modified crops
Los Angeles Times
Facing pressure from groups both inside and outside of Los Angeles, city lawmakers moved forward with plans to regulate the growth of genetically modified crops.
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FDA schedules FSMA meeting
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA will hold a Food Safety Modernization Act Public Meeting on the Supplemental Notices of Proposed Rulemaking. The meeting is planned Nov. 13 in College Park, Maryland.
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Food issues almost completely missing from November ballot
Food Safety News
Were it not for the Oregon and Colorado ballot initiatives requiring labeling of some foods made with some genetic engineering, state ballots this year would be pretty much devoid of food, food safety and agricultural measures. The only exception, besides those two, is found in Hawaii, where a double majority is sought for Hawaii Bonds for Agricultural Enterprises, known as Amendment 2.
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RESEARCH WATCH


New class of 'good' fat could aid diabetes prevention
NutraIngredients-USA.com
The "surprising" discovery of a previously unidentified class of lipid molecules that enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control could offer a route to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, says researchers.
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B-vitamins can help beat depression
Bioscience Technology
Supplementing current anti-depressant medication with B vitamins improves response to treatment, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia. Results published recently in the British Journal of Psychiatry show that using vitamin B12 and folate every day for at least a year can enhance the effectiveness of anti-depressant treatment, and helps prevent relapse of major depression in middle-aged and older adults.
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Pilot study supports apple peel powder's joint health benefits
NutraIngredients-USA.com
Daily supplements of a dried apple peel powder may improve joint function and reduce pain in healthy older people with a reduced range of motion in their joints, says a new study.
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Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids
HealthDay News
Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats — but not enough, new research shows. Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA — plentiful in fatty fish like salmon — has remained steady, though very low, the experts found.
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When to say no: Not all client partnerships are a match made in heaven
Under 30 CEO
There are business principles for just about everything, whether you are developing stellar websites, baking the best desserts in town, or building custom homes. Everything has a standard. This is not to say that practices cannot change — that would be called flexibility. But when a client is asking you to deviate far away from your standards, it might be time to say "No."
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How your body signals that you're vitamin deficient
Yahoo Health
When your body is trying to tell you something — for example, that you're skimping on critical vitamins — it may go to some strange lengths. "With today's diet of processed foods it’s easy to become vitamin deficient — either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due to digestive issues," says Dr. Susan Blum, founder of the Blum Center for Health and author of the new book, The Immune System Recovery Plan.
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This 1 habit can help make you smarter
Business Insider
If there's one thing entrepreneurs and other professionals want to do, it's accomplish their goals while continuing to grow and improve.
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