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Online event to examine promise, potential pitfalls of botanicals

Online event to examine promise, potential pitfalls of botanicals

By Hank Schultz

The botanicals sector has driven much of the innovation in the dietary supplement industry over the years.  It’s also a point of risk, with regulators, lawmakers and media commentators voicing suspicions about this class of products

ANH: “The problem is that EU medicines law is so powerful it gives the regulator the power to classify almost anything as an unlicensed medicine.

UK diabetes herb bust symptomatic of wider malaise?

By Shane Starling

A herbal product making diabetes claims in the UK has drawn the attention of the medicines regulator there, but the policing of herbal supplement products needs further examination, says the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH).

Black cohosh. Up to 30% of products labelled as black cohosh may be adulterated

“Cowboy sector” blamed for black cohosh problems

By Shane STARLING

Last week’s warning from the UK medicines regulator that menopausal herb black cohosh must carry warnings about potential liver problems is not a problem of the mainstream food supplements sector, says the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH).

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