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02/12/2018 11:42 AM
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s scientific evidence on the presence of opioid compounds in kratom, underscoring its potential for abuse

Over the past several months, there have been many questions raised about the botanical substance known as kratom. Our concerns related to this product, and the actions we’ve taken, are rooted in sound science and are in the interest of protecting public health. However, we recognize that there is still much that is unknown about kratom, which is why we’ve taken some significant steps to advance the scientific understanding of this product and how it works in the body.


02/02/2018 01:06 PM
Job Opportunity: NCCIH Scientific Review Officer

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt addresses the merits of joining NCCIH/NIH as a health scientist administrator/scientific review officer.


01/26/2018 10:23 AM
Bulletproof 360, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Collagen Protein Dietary Supplement

Out of an abundance of caution, Bulletproof 360, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot #1017088 of Bulletproof Collagen Protein dietary supplement due to undeclared milk.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.


01/26/2018 10:21 AM
Flawless Beauty, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Unapproved Drugs

In accordance with a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction ordered in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Flawless Beauty, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of nineteen different products sold individually or as part of multi-unit kits alleged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to be misbranded or unapproved new drugs pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The FDA believes that these drugs present serious public health risks. To date, Flawless Beauty has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.


01/26/2018 10:20 AM
FTC, FDA Warn Companies about Marketing and Selling Opioid Cessation Products

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today posted warning letters to 11 marketers and distributors of opioid cessation products for illegally marketing products with unproven claims about their ability to help in the treatment of opioid addiction and withdrawal.


01/24/2018 11:39 AM
Break Ventures/California Basics Recalls "Zero For Him" 150ct Lot#1710-638 Because of Possible Health Risk

Break Ventures/California Basics recalls product “Zero for Him 150ct” due to potential Salmonella contamination.


01/24/2018 08:56 AM
Investigating the Safety of the Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri in Infants With Colic
Baby Crying

Recent research, funded in part by NCCIH, suggests that the probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 may be safe for use in infants with colic.


01/23/2018 10:11 AM
Dietary Supplements Marketed for Weight Loss, Bodybuilding, and Sexual Enhancement
Dietary Supplements

Can dietary supplements help your patients lose weight, buff up their bodies, or help with sexual issues? Find out here.


01/19/2018 05:56 PM
Updates on NCCIH Clinical Trials Among Talks To Be Streamed at Feb. 9 Advisory Council Meeting

On Friday, February 9, the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its second meeting of Fiscal Year 2018. NCCIH grantees, potential applicants, and others may find it useful to hear updates on the Center’s activities, policies, and funding priorities. We will provide a livestream of the meeting’s open session via NIH Videocast from 10:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. ET.


01/15/2018 07:38 AM
Funding Opportunity for Research on Biological Signatures of Gut-Derived Metabolites

Did our parents have the right idea when they told us to eat more fruits and vegetables? Maybe so! Evidence has begun to build that the foods we eat (including the natural compounds in fruits and veggies), the flora in our digestive systems, and our basic biological functions all intersect to influence our overall health. Recently, NCCIH released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Biological Signatures of Diet-Derived Microbial Metabolites, for projects to study several aspects of this question.