The UK MHRA is putting its enforcement hooks into unlicensed medicines

UK turns the screw on ‘unlicensed medicines’

By Shane Starling

Supplement products bearing ingredients like milk thistle, DMAA, valerian, hoodia, porcine thyroid glandular, melatonin and horny goat weed are being targeted by the UK medicines regulator as potential ‘unlicensed medicines’, as EU herbal law enforcement...

Black cohosh

UK medicines agency commits to botanicals “crackdown”

By Shane Starling

Borderline botanical products making medicinal or therapeutic claims but not holding appropriate registrations under new European Union laws, are coming under increased scrutiny from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which...

Medical food marketers can reduce consumer confusion

Medical food marketers can reduce consumer confusion

By Shane Starling

Medical food marketers need to address the fact many consumers are confused about the ‘food as medicine’ concept, especially as the influence of health care professionals is dwindling.


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