It appears the FDA is targeting phenibut and potentially other nootropics

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Not sure how many people here use nootropics and will be effected but I thought I'd share something that came to my attention recently.

Several vendors who sell nootropics pulled all their phenibut related products over the course of a few days
from one suppliers website:
the FDA and public sector agencies have steadily and strongly increased actions aimed at curtailing the remaining availability of Phenibut – making unmistakably clear they prioritize and will aggressively enforce their earlier finding and ruling that: “phenibut does not fit any of the categories of dietary ingredients under the The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Any dietary supplements that declare phenibut as a dietary ingredient are misbranded”.

The costs and consequences associated with these conditions and developments have left us with no viable option than to permanently end the sale of Phenibut, effective immediately. We humbly apologize for the inconvenience this may represent for many of our customers, and pledge that we will do our absolute best to continue to develop new offerings and continue to be of service to you looking forward.
I don't use it very often but I have found f-phenibut to be helpful in some circumstances, I could live without it though and it appears that some vendors are continuing to offer it for now at least.

More concerning, however, I reached out to another nootropic vendor (one I have used and trusted for many years) to enquire as to why so much was missing from their website and they implied that nootropics as a whole might be targeted, or they have reason to believe will be targeted soon. They informed me that they could no longer stock many nootropics indefinitely based on "formal legal guidance". Among indefinitely removed products noopept and pretty much every racetam you could think of, even piracetam.

This came as quite the disappointment to me since I've found small doses of noopept and piracetam to be very beneficial for cognitive function and have had very little side effects over the nearly 5 years I've been using them.
So far it seems like many vendors are still stocking the normal racetam nootropics so it may just be that my usual trusted vendor is overreacting or has incorrect information.

I do plan on stocking up just in case
 
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