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Florida-based Supplement Sellers Settle FTC False Advertising Charges
NextGen Nutritionals, Strictly Health, and Cyber Business Technology, and owners Anna McLean and Robert McLean have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively marketed and sold dietary supplements. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Building the Understanding of the Effects of Tai Chi Training on Walking in Older People
Tai chi may help older people who have problems with walking (and falling). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Leaving the Center in Good Hands
In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center’s focus on pain research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all lots of Naturally HL Bedsore Cream, Pretat by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, & All Naturally HL Hemorrhoid products due to manufacturing concerns at the facility
Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally voluntarily recalls all lots within expiry of Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

The NIH Collaboratory Launches a New Resource on Methods and Best Practices for Pragmatic Clinical Trials
The NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, an NIH Common Fund project, has been supporting nine large-scalepragmatic clinical trials in partnership with health care systems around the United States.   NCCIH and NIA have been leading theCollaboratory program, and NCCIH staff have previously blogged about its progress. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D. Source Type: news

In Praise of Scientific Curiosity
Dr. Josephine Briggs, who recently stepped down as NCCIH Director, reflects on the NCCIH research portfolio and scientific curiosity. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Variations in the Types and Amounts of Bacteria in Echinacea Plants May Influence the Herb ’s Effects on Infectious Disease
Results of a 2016 study add to the growing body of literature suggesting that 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. Both the types of bacteria and the quantity of bacteria within the plants may contribute to differences in their effects. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

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 defendan ts, part or all of which the Federal Trade Commission may use to provide refunds to deceived consumers who bought the products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Federal Strategies To Address Opioid Epidemic Among Talks To Be Streamed at Oct. 6 Advisory Council Meeting
On Friday, October 6, the  National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its first meeting of Fiscal Year 2018. NCCIH grantees and potential applicants may find it useful to hear updates on the Center’s activities and presentations by staff about future funding priorities. We will provide a livestream of the meeting’s open session viaNIH Videocast from 9:45 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.  ET. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Research Blog Team Source Type: news

​​​​​​​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.    (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

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.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research
Joint HHS-DoD-VA initiative will award multiple grants totaling $81  millionU.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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

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. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Compounded Curcumin Emulsion Product for Injection by ImprimisRx: FDA Investigation - Serious Adverse Events Associated with Use
https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHum… (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH study uncovers specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain: ​​​​Previously unknown category of neuron responds to pulling of a single hair  
NCCIH scientists identify sensory neurons that may offer insights into new approaches to pain therapy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH Researchers Describe Specialized Neurons That Play a Unique Role in Mechanical Pain
A new study in mice, conducted at the National Institutes of Health, has identified nerve cells that may play a role in pain and touch. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

EZ Weight Loss TX LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Atomic and Xplode Capsules Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine
Corpus Christi, TX, EZ Weight Loss TX is voluntarily recalling all lots of La Bri ’s Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the products to be tainted with sibutramine.Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The presence of sibutramine in these products renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore subject to  recall. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Shown To Be Cost Effective for Chronic Low-Back Pain
Results of a new NCCIH-supported study suggest group sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are cost-effective for chronic low-back pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH Funding for Research on Suicide Predictors and Prevention
In this blog post, Dr. Eve Reider discusses an NIH FOA that focuses on linking data from health care system records to mortality data to obtain a more accurate understanding of risk factors related to suicide. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eve Reider, Ph.D. Source Type: news

La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode Capsules by EZ Weight Loss TX: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
EZ Weight Loss TX voluntarily recalls La Bri’s Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules due to contamination with sibutramine. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Kingdom Honey for Her Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Kingdom Honey for Her, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Royal Honey VIP Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Royal Honey VIP, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Kingdom Honey for Him Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Kingdom Honey for Him, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

RHINO 7 Platinum 5000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Rhino 7 Platinum 5000, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Latest Findings From CREST-E Trial Don ’t Support Using the Dietary Supplement Creatine To Treat Huntington’s Disease
Findings from the CREST-E clinical trial show that creatine doesn ’t slow the progression of early Huntington’s disease. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH Repays Your Student Loans! Apply September 1 – November 15, 2017
NIH’s Loan Repayment Programs can help some early-stage researchers repay their student loan debt. This blog post explains how NCCIH participates in the programs. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Needles and Coffee May Not Mix; Even a Low Dose of Caffeine Blocks Acupuncture ’s Pain Relief in Mice
Researchers find that even the small amounts of caffeine that remain in the body hours after drinking a cup of coffee could potentially reduce acupuncture ’s effect on pain. The study was supported by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Triple X 2000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Triple X 2000, a product manufactured by SHH Trading and promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

XXX Zone Platinum Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use XXX Zone Platinum, a product manufactured by SHH Trading and promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Triple Premium Zen Gold 1300mg Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Triple Premium Zen Gold 1300mg. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Monster X 1350 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Monster X 1350, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Love Zen 3000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Love Zen 3000, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Macho Man 3000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Macho Man 3000, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Xzone Gold Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Xzone Gold, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Royal Master 1500 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Royal Master 1500, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Own the Knight 1750 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Own the Knight 1750, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Triple Miracle Zen Plus 1200mg Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Triple Miracle Zen Plus 1200mg, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Man of Steel Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Man of Steel, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Super Panther 7K Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Super Panther 7K, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Man of Steel 2 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Man of Steel 2, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Yoga Similar to Physical Therapy in Helping Low-Back Pain in a Diverse Urban Population
NCCIH-funded study shows yoga and physical therapy offer similar pain-relief and functional benefits to people with low socioeconomic status with chronic low-back pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Showcasing Cutting-Edge Research on Natural Products
NCCIH ’s natural products portfolio represents roughly half of our overall extramural funding, so we’re fortunate to be able to host events featuring exciting research in the arena. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Craig Hopp, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Al-Er-G Capsules by MusclMasster: Recall - Contains Banned Substance Ephedra
MusclMasster, LLC recalls Al-Er-G Capsules because the product contained Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news