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FTC Settlement Bars Spam Email Marketing, Baseless Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Operation
Florida-based companies used illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products; will pay $500,000 to settle FTC charges. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Colorado Unapproved Drug and Dietary Supplement Makers Ordered to Cease Operations for Federal Violations
Colorado judge orders EonNutra and HABW to cease manufacturing and distributing unapproved drugs and dietary supplements until their operations comply with Federal law. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Herbal and Dietary Supplement Products by Regeneca Worldwide: Recall - Not Manufactured in Compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Regeneca Worldwide recalls its entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A & H Focal Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of 21 Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements Due to The Possible Presence of Undeclared Erectile Dysfunction Ingredients
A&H Focal Inc. recalls products due to undeclared active ingredients. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Study Finds a Possible Biological Reason for Health Benefits From Marriage
Married couples may be healthier than their single counterparts due to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A " Cool " Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
FDA says whole body cryotherapy is unproven and may be risky. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A & H Focal Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of 29 Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements Due to The Possible Presence of Undeclared Erectile Dysfunction Ingredients
A&H Focal Inc. recalls products due to undeclared active ingredients. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

How the Body and Brain Achieve Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief via Acupuncture
Research describes how acupuncture may relieve pain in people with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) while also showing acupuncture’s effects in the brain ’s pain centers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Low-Back Pain
Last month, the American College of Physicians (ACP) releasednew clinical practice guidelines on noninvasive treatments for low-back pain, recommending that clinicians and patients initially select nonpharmacologic treatment as first-line therapy in most cases. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems in Military Personnel and Veterans
Many military personnel and veterans experience chronic pain, a condition that can be debilitating and often difficult to treat. Service members may have other co-morbid conditions that are also challenging to treat including, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, insomnia, and substance use disorder. Opioid medications are often prescribed for chronic pain conditions, but opioid use and misuse has been associated with an increase in hospitalizations and death. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

8 Things To Know About Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems Facing Military Personnel and Veterans
Many military personnel, veterans, and their families turn to complementary and integrative health approaches to increase their options for managing pain and associated problems. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement Capsules by Organic Herbal Supply, Inc.: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement capsules. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC, Maine Attorney General Shut Down Web of Deceptive Supplement Sellers
Federal Trade Commission and the Maine Office of the Attorney General announced a complaint and three settlements with dietary supplement marketers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Louisiana drug and dietary supplement maker ordered to cease operations due to federal violations
Pick and Pay Inc./Cili Minerals, a manufacturer and distributor of drugs and dietary supplements, and its owner, Anton S. Botha, ordered to immediately cease operations until it comes into compliance with federal laws. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH to Address the NIH Notice Requiring Clinical Trial-Specific Funding Opportunity Announcements
As part of an initiative to strengthen and build an optimal clinical trials enterprise, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a notice in fall 2016,Policy on Funding Opportunity Announcements for Clinical Trials (NOT-OD-16-147), that outlines NIH-wide changes in the way it will acceptclinical trial applications. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: ​​​​​​​Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Goldreallas Original Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Goldreallas Original, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH Issues New Policy on Clinical Study Accrual and Retention ​​​​​​​
In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses the NCCIH policy on study accrual and retention, developed to enhance the Center’s clinical research enterprise. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D. Source Type: news

Ginseng for Reinforcing Kidney Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Ginseng for Reinforcing Kidney for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Slimming Plus Advanced Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Slimming Plus Advanced, a product promoted and sold for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Platinum Weight Loss Solution – Fat Loss Metabolizer Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Platinum Weight Solution – Fat Loss Metabolizer. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Platinum Max Strength Blue Pill Version Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Platinum Max Strength Blue Pill Version for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Goldreallas XXX Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Goldreallas XXX, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Lean Extreme Max Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Lean Extreme Max. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness
This issue of the NCCIH Clinical Digest examines common myths about natural products marketed to promote health and wellness and prevent disease (e.g., improving sleep, reducing stress, preventing colds, and preventing heart disease), and provides a summary of evidence of other complementary health approaches. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

5 Myths About Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness
The hype about some popular natural products may be just that; there often is little to no evidence to support their claims to promote health and prevent disease. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Sends Checks to Nearly 350,000 Victims of Herbalife ’s Multi-Level Marketing Scheme
FTC sends checks to people who lost money running Herbalife businesses. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC, New York State Charge the Marketers of Prevagen With Making Deceptive Memory, Cognitive Improvement Claims
The FTC and the New York State Attorney General have charged the marketers of the dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Partnering on Pain Research: NIH, DoD, and VA Announce Pain Management Collaboratory Funding Initiative
NIH, DoD, VA join forces to explore nonpharmacologic approaches to complement current strategies for pain management. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eve Reider Source Type: news

Free CME/CEU Credit Available for Online Lecture on Probiotics
Probiotics researcher Dr. John Cryan lecture is the subject of an online CME lecture titled “Towards Psychobiotics: The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Brain and Behavior. ” (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Blog Team Source Type: news

5 Things to Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Parkinson ’s Disease
Do complementary health approaches help for Parkinson’s disease? Learn here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 19, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Parkinson ’s Disease and Complementary Health Approaches
This issue of NCCIH’s Clinical Digest explores the scientific evidence for some complementary health approaches that have been studied for Parkinson’s disease. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 17, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Veterans Endure Higher Pain Severity than Nonveterans
National Analysis Includes First-Ever Comparison of Pain Prevalence, Severity in Veterans by Age and SexA new analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data suggests American military veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, and highlights the importance of monitoring/managing pain in veterans. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 13, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Veterans Are in Pain, According to Analysis of National Health Survey
Painful conditions, such as back and joint pain, are more common in veterans than nonveterans, according to a new analysis of national survey data. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 13, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

BRAIN Initiative Researchers Meet to Share Progress
Learn about the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative, an effort to develop new tools and technologies to understand the healthy and diseased brain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 10, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

NCCIH-funded Researcher Presents Pioneering Research on Natural Product Biosynthesis and Discovery
Today, NCCIH grantee Dr. Christina Smolke from Stanford University will present her innovative research at the 2016 High-Risk, High-Reward Research Symposium at NIH. Her team ’s successful engineering of a yeast strain capable of making opioids was lauded in both Science and Nature in 2015. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 5, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Blog Team Source Type: news

Ultimate Body Tox PRO: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Ultimate Body –Tox voluntarily recalls Ultimate Body Tox PRO capsules due to undeclared sibutramine, which can increase blood pressure. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 2, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Products Containing Belladonna Extract by Raritan Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Possible Belladonna Alkaloids
Raritan Pharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturer for Homeolab USA, recalls pediatric homeopathic products containing belladonna extract. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 28, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

GNC Women ’s Ultra Mega Time Release 180 count Dietary Supplement by Nutra Manufacturing: Recall - Undeclared Milk
Nutra Manufacturing, Inc. recalls GNC Women ’s Ultra Mega Time Release dietary supplement product due to milk contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 21, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Garcinia Cambogia
This fact sheet provides information about the safety and effectiveness of the dietary supplement garcinia cambogia. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Anxiety and Complementary Health Approaches
Researchers are studying a variety of complementary health approaches to see whether they might be helpful for occasional anxiety or anxiety disorders. There is some evidence that mindfulness and other forms of meditation, music, relaxation techniques, and melatonin may be efficacious for anxiety, especially anxiety associated with medical procedures or chronic medical problems. However, there is not enough evidence on other complementary health approaches for anxiety to draw definitive conclusions about their  efficacy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Anxiety at a Glance
Can complementary health approaches help the 18 percent of American adults who have an anxiety disorder? Find out here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Garcinia Cambogia
This fact sheet provides information about the safety and effectiveness of the dietary supplement garcinia cambogia. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

7 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Anxiety
Occasionalanxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But for some people, anxiety becomes a severe, persistent problem that ’s hard to control and can interfere with daily activities; this is called an anxiety disorder. Effective conventional treatments for anxiety disorders, including psychotherapy and medication, are available. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding Marketing Claims for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Drugs
FTC announces new enforcement policy statement on over-the-counter homeopathic products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FTC Wins Summary Judgment against Pitchman of Deceptive Green Coffee Weight-Loss Ads; $30 Million Judgment Entered
U.S. district court judge issues summary decision and judgment against deceptive marketing claims for Pure Green Coffee. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Skinny Bee Diet by Love My Tru Body: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Love My Tru Body voluntarily recalls all of Skinny Bee Diet 500 mg due to undeclared drug  ingredients. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 9, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Homeopathic Teething Gels and Tablets
The FDA warns consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a serious risk to infants and  children. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 14, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New Analysis of Data Reveals Americans ’ Use of Complementary Health Approaches for Musculoskeletal Pain
American adults with some form of musculoskeletal pain are more likely to use complementary health approaches than people without one of these pain disorders, according to recent data from the National Health Interview  Survey. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 12, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Renowned Expert on Opioids, Clinical Guidelines, and Systematic Reviews To Give Research Lecture
Roger Chou, M.D., will lecture on “Opioids for Chronic Pain: Evidence, Guidelines, and Policy and Practice Implications,” on Monday, Oct. 17, at NIH. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 11, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Research Blog Team Source Type: news

Marketers of Joint Pain Supplement Agree to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising, Endorsements
Sellers of Supple, a glucosamine and chondroitin liquid supplement, settle Federal Trade Commission charges on false  advertising. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 11, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news