The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a string of warnings against a number of herbal medicines sold online and containing ingredients not authorised for the sale in the UK.
The European sports supplements sector is not under-regulated the industry has said in an angry reaction to calls for greater controls after the death of a woman running the London marathon last year was linked to the now-vilified and mostly banned stimulant,...
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).
UK-based herbal supplements manufacturer A. Vogel says a recent medicines agency ruling that anti-cold and flu herb echinacea should not be sold to children under the age of 12 was based on outdated data.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned consumers off pre-workout supplements containing the stimulant DMAA, in reaction to adverse events reported from around the world. But it says the medicines agency must determine if it is an illegal drug or...
The UK medicines regulator has slapped Holland and Barrett, the country’s biggest supplements and health product retailer, for carrying a mislabelled and unlicensed herbal supplement aimed at children.
The bad week for the sports nutrition sector continued this morning as the UK medicines regulator announced it had warned retailers and manufacturers to remove 84 products containing “dangerous ingredients”.
The UK medicines regulator says the plant or synthetic origin of DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine or methylhexaneamine) is irrelevant as its investigations into the disputed sports and weight loss supplement stimulant deepen.
The six-week-old, UK-based Safer Herbal Medicines Campaign (SHMC) denies encouraging herbal academics to write to members of parliament and policy makers urging a botanical food supplement crackdown, as a debate over how to regulate herbal products heats...
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning against a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) after adverse reactions indicated it contained an unauthorised, unspecified pharma ingredient.
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is reveiewing the process by which herbal products are transferred from the existing system to that established by the European Union Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD).
Botanicals manufacturer Bio-Health is proving smaller companies can
cut it in the thrust and tumble of life under the Traditional
Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD), by having a valerian
product registered in the UK.
Botanicals manufacturer Bioforce will be able to make mood-lifting
and anxiety-combating claims for a St John's wort product that will
be re-launched later in the year, after winning a Traditional
Herbal Medicinal Products Directive...
The UK's Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld complaints
over claims made in advertisments for the services in a traditional
Chinese medicine clinic - the third such adjudication in recent
The future of hoodia supplements in Europe has been thrown into
doubt by a recent product recall in the Netherlands, alerting all
member states to the herbal's questionable regulatory status,
reports Dominique Patton.
The EU's traditional herbal medicinal products directive will not
lead to the major loss of popular herbal products on the UK market
feared by many in the retail sector, suggests the latest estimate
from the country's medicines...