NCCIH launches “Know the Science”, an initiative designed to clarify and explain scientific topics related to health research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., delivered 2017 Straus Lecture on the public health consequences of stress on Americans.
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.
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.
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Physic Candy – Define, a product promoted and sold for weight loss.
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Physic Candy – Curve, a product promoted and sold for weight loss.