Pharmaceutical firms are making strides in the Australia's medical cannabis space, but supplement and nutraceutical firms will have to wait a long time before they can do the same, says an industry expert.
Here's a recap of our 10 most read nutrition stories in January, featuring regulatory updates from China and Australia, Nestlé's moves in the A2 milk market, the top APAC supplement trends to watch this year, and more.
Australian medical R&D facility Medlab Clinical will see its nutraceutical product range sold at Priceline Pharmacy, one of the country's largest pharmacy groups, thanks to a deal with Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API).
Marinova has commenced a clinical trial to investigate the gut health benefits of its bioactive seaweed extract, Maritech fucoidan, on elite athletes, with the broader goal of entering the sports nutrition market.
GOED (the Global Organization for EPA and DHA) is disputing the results of an Australian study that claims that excessive oxidation is compromising the health benefits of fish oil supplements sold in Australasia.
Leading Aussie herbalist Gerald Quigley says he is not surprised that an estimated 95% of Australians do not eat the recommended portions of fruits and vegetables each day, but has argued that superfood fads are not the solution.
Almost 60% of complementary healthcare practitioners in Australia think recent reforms by the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) have had an adverse impact on the industry, according to the regulator's own stakeholder survey.
Southern Cross University (SCU) has provided NutraIngredients-Asia with more details on how the $10m donation made by Blackmores boss Marcus Blackmore and his wife Caroline will be used to fund a new centre, courses and research.
Australian regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is advising "extreme caution" when purchasing health supplements online, after discovering cancer-causing contaminants in a Chinese herbal cough product.