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CROs in the driving seat when outlining research direction

The view at Vitafoods suggested CROs’ role was transitioning from a traditional support role to one that was setting the research agenda. ©iStock/shironosov

The need for robust research to validate health claims for a food ingredient has never been in doubt.  But with regulations becoming ever more stringent the role of Contract Research Organisations (CROs) appears to be changing. 

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Belgium drafts supplement guidance for four nutrients … but is it right?

Thumbs down: EFSA panel rejects claims for joint functioning and sperm DNA damage

Thumbs down: EFSA panel rejects claims for joint functioning and sperm DNA damage

Open letter demands EU-wide nutrient profiles for nutrition and health claims

Open letter demands EU-wide nutrient profiles for nutrition and health claims

EU fairy tales: Is botanical harmonisation ‘a waste of time’?

EU fairy tales: Is botanical harmonisation ‘a waste of time’?

Zinc lozenges effectively help treating common colds. ©iStock

Common cold cure? Zinc lozenges cut illness duration by a third

MEPs last week said they were “convinced the authority should be endowed with a sufficient budget to hire independent in-house experts with no conflicts of interest”. ©iStock

Analysis: Can EFSA ever cut ties with industry?

Karen Hocking is head of Government Relations and Industry Development at Complementary Medicines Australia.

OPINION: Why positive biology is crucial to understand how we can achieve healthy ageing

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Belgium proposes legal changes on self-checking and food supplements

Large prospective studies are now merited to understand the definitive role of vitamin D in patients on statin therapy. ©iStock

Vitamin D blunts negative impact of statins in diabetes patients post-exercise: RCT

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