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10/19/2017 11:27 AM
NCCIH Introduces Know the Science Initiative

Science literacy efforts include interactive modules, videos to equip consumers for informed decision-making​​​​​​​

NCCIH launches “Know the Science”, an initiative designed to clarify and explain scientific topics related to health research.

10/19/2017 10:43 AM
Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research
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Joint HHS-DoD-VA initiative will award multiple grants totaling $81 million

U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.

10/19/2017 10:17 AM
Know the Science of Complementary Health Approaches

This issue of NCCIH’s Clinical Digest discusses the newly launched “Know the Science” initiative to help consumers better understand complex scientific topics related to health research.

10/18/2017 02:45 PM
Variations in the Types and Amounts of Bacteria in Echinacea Plants May Influence the Herb’s Effects on Infectious Disease

Differences in the bacteria inside echinacea plants may determine whether and how much the herb enhances the immune system and fights infectious diseases like the common cold.

10/17/2017 11:14 AM
U.S. District Court Rules in FTC’s Favor, Imposes $40 Million Judgment Against Weight-Loss Supplement Marketers for Order Violations

 A federal district judge in Atlanta has issued an order finding several defendants, including repeat offender Jared Wheat, in contempt for violating previous court orders related to the sale of weight-loss dietary supplements. The order imposes a more than $40 million judgment against the defendants, part or all of which the Federal Trade Commission may use to provide refunds to deceived consumers who bought the products.

10/17/2017 07:00 AM
Media Advisory: AAAS CEO Emeritus to present “Communicating Science to the Public: Follow the Science” on October 19

​​​​​​​What: Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., CEO Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will give a lecture on science communication, touching upon needs for engaging with the public about science and lessons learned from communicating about complex topics.

10/12/2017 08:44 AM
Gadget Island, Inc. dba Gear Isle Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Rhino 7 Platinum 5000, Papa Zen 3300, Fifty Shades 6000 and Grande X 5800, Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil, Tadalafil and Desmethyl Carbodenafil

Newark, CA, Gadget Island, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Rhino 7 Platinum 5000 capsules, All LOTS, Papa Zen 3300 capsules, LOT# NSS050888, Fifty Shades 6000 capsules, all Lots, Grande X 5800 capsules, all Lots, to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the products to be tainted with Sildenafil and Tadalafil, which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), as well as Desmethyl Carbodenafil which is structurally similar to sildenafil.

10/12/2017 08:42 AM
Kiriko, LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of A1 Slim Due to Undeclared Sibutramine, Phenolphthalein and N-Desmethyl sibutramine

Kiriko, LLC. is voluntarily recalling all lots of A1 Slim 30 capsules bottle to the consumer level.  FDA laboratory analysis has found the A1 Slim product to be tainted with sibutramine, phenolphthalein and N-Desmethyl sibutramine. 

These undeclared ingredients make this product an unapproved new drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established; therefore, subject to recall.

10/10/2017 12:02 PM
FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $9.8 Million to People Who Were Charged for “Free Trials” for Health Products

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 227,000 refund checks totaling more than $9.8 million to people who bought “fat burning” and “weight loss” products and other dietary supplements, DVDs, or skin creams, including Pure Green Coffee Bean Plus and RKG Extreme, from Health Formulas LLC and related companies. The average refund amount is $43.

10/05/2017 12:10 PM
FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $210,000 to Consumers Who Bought Elimidrol ‘Opiate Withdrawal’ Product

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,379 refund checks totaling more than $210,000 to people who bought Elimidrol, a product marketed by Sunrise Nutraceuticals, LLC, as an effective treatment for opiate addiction withdrawal. The average refund amount is $39.

10/05/2017 08:37 AM
Federal Strategies To Address Opioid Epidemic Among Talks To Be Streamed at Oct. 6 Advisory Council Meeting

NCCIH’s National Advisory Council to meet Friday, October 6, 2017; agenda includes panel titled “The National Pain Strategy and Federal Pain Research Strategy―Response to the Prescription Opioid Epidemic.”

09/21/2017 05:05 PM
Former Surgeon General Discusses Stress and Well-being at 2017 Straus Lecture

Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., delivered 2017 Straus Lecture on the public health consequences of stress on Americans.

09/21/2017 03:48 PM
​​​​​​​How To Select the Right FOA for Fall 2017 Human Subjects Grant Applications

If you are planning to submit a grant application that includes human subjects to NCCIH this fall, we want to help you select the best funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to use.  

09/21/2017 03:16 PM
Welcoming New Projects and Partners to Address Pain in the Military Population

I am proud to announce NIH’s newest interagency research initiative on pain management in military service members and veterans. 

NCCIH, lead for this multi-agency initiative called the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory, is contributing more than half the funding for these 12 projects to develop, implement, and test nondrug approaches for managing pain and its related conditions in the military and veteran population―including opioid misuse, abuse, and disorder. The total funding for this project will be $81 million over 6 years. 

09/12/2017 07:46 AM
Physic Candy – Define contains hidden drug ingredients

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Physic Candy – Define, a product promoted and sold for weight loss.

09/05/2017 08:00 AM
Physic Candy – Curve contains hidden drug ingredients

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Physic Candy – Curve, a product promoted and sold for weight loss.