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Jul
24
2007

Program to Verify Purity of Chinese Raw Materials

Natural Products Association launches testing program aimed at Increasing safety, quality and consumer confidence.

Jul
19
2007

The Ingredients of Skin Care Research

By Kimberly J. Heathman

Mixing in clinical trials, variables, replication and more, learn how to know when ingredient research has been properly cooked up.

Jun
14
2007

University Reports Retinol Reduces Wrinkles

The University of Michigan Medical School recently reported that retinol reduces the fine lines and wrinkles associated with natural aging.

May
23
2007

Triple Threat: The Three Keys to Fighting Aging Skin

By Diana L. Howard, PhD

Teach your clients about the three biochemical reactions that cause aging skin.

May
23
2007

Anti-aging: Beyond Wrinkles

By Tracy Sherwood

Wrinkle reducers aren’t the only thing consumers are looking for in skin care products anymore.

May
04
2007

Take Action Against Career-threatening FDA Proposed Regulation

The Day Spa Association issued a release to its members urging them to take action against a new career-threatening regulation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently rewritten their regulations in an attempt to outlaw and eliminate alternative health care modalities. From massage to vitamins, minerals, and herbs, all alternative and complementary modalities will be labeled as practicing medicine without a license unless prescribed by a physician.

The subtle change of vocabulary from "alternative health care" to "alternative medicine" makes all of these industries subject to control by the FDA as medicine. Only medical doctors would be allowed to provide, prescribe and supervise the delivery of these services. Anybody else who provided any of these services would be practicing medicine without a license, and subject to incarceration and fines.

Click here to read the actual draft guidance.

What this means

1. By using the term "medicine" rather than "modality," for CAM practices, the FDA sets the stage so that anyone who is not a licensed physician is breaking the law by using these modalities since they are therefore "practicing medicine without a license."
 
2. By using the word "treatment," rather than "therapy," the FDA limits those who can perform these practices to licensed physicians.
 
3. By using the terms "medicine" and "treatment," instead of "modalities" and "therapy," all substances including vitamins, mineral herbs, co-factors, etc., automatically become untested drugs since they are being used to prevent, treat, mitigate, or cure disease states. Such use can only legally take place with FDA  with FDA approved drugs.
What you can do
Write to the FDA directly.
Write individual letters, call your congressman's office, or send an e-mail.
Raise awareness among your colleagues and encourage them to take action, as well.

Mar
23
2007

The Truth About Chemicals, Mineral Oil, Squalene and Fillers

By Rebecca Jame Gadberry

This guru sheds light on common misunderstanding regarding these ingredients.

Mar
21
2007

Sunscreen Technology, Regulations and Formulations

By Ken Klein

Learn about the state of sunscreens in the United States today and how a better understanding of them can lead to enhanced customer service for your clients.

Mar
02
2007

The Amazing Avocado

By Cathy Christensen

This jade-colored treat is packed with vitamins, flavor and moisturizing benefits.

Jan
31
2007

International Trends: Redefining Indigenous

By Richard Williams

Embrace the culture of your country and provide a unique experience for your clients.