© Provided by Associated Press FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, bottles of extracted cannabis oil are displayed during a press conference at Thailand’s Health Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal from the Public Health Ministry that would allow health professionals, farmers and medical patients to grow, produce and export cannabis and its products. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal from the Public Health Ministry that would allow health professionals, farmers and medical patients to grow, produce and export cannabis and its products.
Deputy government spokeswoman Trisulee Trisaranakul said Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul submitted a draft amendment to the Narcotics Act to expand access to medical cannabis in Thailand.… Continue reading.READ MORE
Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part series of articles on FDA enforcement of the new dietary ingredient notification requirement in U.S. law.
About five months ago, attorney Kevin Bell made a written request to FDA on behalf of his client, Natural Alternatives International Inc. (NAI), a manufacturer of nutritional supplements: Issue an import alert for beta-alanine ingredients produced in China, whose identity and safety data has not been reviewed by FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP).
NAI, of Carlsbad, California, also supplies beta-alanine to its customers. It’s manufactured in Japan and was the subject of a 75-day, premarket new dietary ingredient notification (NDIN) to FDA, based on a safety-related requirement in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).… Continue reading.READ MORE
Environmentalists have to consider a number of factors when they purchase new products. This must go beyond choosing the most energy efficient sources. One of the newest factors influencing the health industry is kratom, which has a surprising environmental footprint.
A lot of environmentalists are turning to kratom, because it is good for the planet. Why does it have a positive environmental impact?
The biggest reason is that it is derived from a rainforest plant. This discourages the destruction of the rainforest, which is important for stopping global warming.
However, there are other factors that eco-conscious consumers must consider.… Continue reading.READ MORE