Dietary Supplement Criminal InvestigationsDo you need a criminal lawyer, FDA lawyer and DSHEA lawyer with years of experience in grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, visits from agents from FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), and other types of state or federal criminal actions?  With scrutiny of dietary supplements intensifying, dietary supplement companies have new concerns regarding dietary supplement FDA and FTC compliance issues.  It’s been announced that the FDA intends to pursue more criminal investigations and prosecutions in the dietary supplement and food industries, with the support of the White House.  Although the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) has previously allowed FDA to press criminal charges on supplement companies for violating FDA laws, such as for selling misbranded, mislabeled, or adulterated products or for introducing unapproved new drugs into commerce, to date  many of the examples of criminal charges for tainted products and/or manufacturing problems have been related to steroidal “prohormone” products.  However, that may well change – and more supplement companies may be finding themselves facing criminal investigations well outside the prohormone market.  These investigations may be initiated by grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, visits from agents from FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), or other types of state or federal actions.

With criminal investigations, grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, OCI visits and prosecutions in the dietary supplement and food industries more likely in the months and years to come, supplement companies should be taking active steps to ensure full FDA and FTC compliance. However, if you are served with a dietary supplement grand jury subpoena or search warrant, or if you are contacted by FDA agents from the Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), you should immediately contact a FDA lawyer with experience in the area of dietary supplement law.  You should not attempt to handle these matters on your own.  Criminal investigation and criminal prosecution in the dietary supplement industry is serious and can impact not only the corporate entity but also the company principals individually.  It requires experienced legal counsel and personalized attention from lawyers with decades of experience in criminal law, FDA law and dietary supplement law.

Rick Collins and the law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC are former criminal prosecutors and have defended many criminal cases in the area of dietary supplements, including those involving misbranded, mislabeled and adulterated dietary supplements and alleged unapproved new drugs.  We have successfully handled numerous cases involving prohormones and steroidal supplement products in federal courts throughout the United States. Call us 24/7 at 516-294-0300 with any questions you may have about criminal investigations, grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, OCI visits and state or federal prosecutions in the dietary supplement and food industries.

If you have a legal matter or question surrounding dietary supplement law/FDA Law, or are faced with an FDA Warning Letter or possible supplement recall, you need  experienced counsel, straight answers and prompt attention.  Call the dietary supplement lawyers of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC at 516-294-0300 today to discuss how we can help in all aspects of dietary supplement law. We may be reached via facsimile at 516-294-0477 or by email at info@supplementcounsel.com.

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