Hi-Tech DMAA Ruling, Recalls: Health And Wellness Industry News
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
HiTech Pharmaceuticals will appeal ruling dismissing its complaint against FDA's seizure of its DMAA supplements; and Butala Emporium's Baidyanath brand products and McShare's Premark HS Vitamin RDA Premix are among recent recalls in the dietary supplement sector.
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Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals says it will "continue to supply its customers with DMHA-containing products until there is a final, judicial determination." Firm, currently appealing a ruling upholding a previous FDA action, says DMHA "is a stimulant compound naturally found in Walnut Bark extract" and walnuts "are the oldest tree food known to man."
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