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Rick Collins on Capitol Hill for the Dietary Supplement Industry

As Part of Natural Products Day in Washington, D.C., Rick Meets with Key Legislators to Discuss Current Issues Facing the Supplement Industry Last week, Rick Collins joined with other leaders of the dietary supplement industry for two days of meetings on Capitol Hill – working to educate lawmakers and congressional staff members about some of…

201604.12
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Robert Danko Addresses Timely GMP Issues in Dietary Supplement Industry

Article in Natural Products Insider Highlights How Supplement Companies Can Ensure Regulatory Compliance when Using Contract Manufacturing Robert Danko, Of Counsel to the firm, was recently published in Natural Products Insider, addressing a number of issues facing supplement companies surrounding the use of contract manufacturers. As the use of contract manufacturers continues to rise, Robert…

201510.06
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Rick Collins to Present at Sports Nutrition Workshop at Supplyside West

Rick to Lead Workshop on “Legal/Regulatory Issues in Sports Nutrition” on October 9th Rick Collins is heading to SupplySide West in Las Vegas, where he will be addressing the critical legal issues surrounding sports nutrition at a special Sports Nutrition Workshop taking place on Friday, October 9th . Rick’s presentation “Legal/Regulatory Issues in Sports Nutrition”…

201507.08
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The Regulatory Snowball Effect: Government Action Against a Dietary Supplement Company Is Just the Beginning

As dietary supplement and functional food lawyers, we see it all the time: A dietary supplement or functional food company violates the law in some way. Government regulators become aware of the violation, and an FDA warning letter, FTC consent order, state district attorney investigation, and/or other regulatory action follows. Then, the class action sharks…

201502.16
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NY Attorney General Calls to Pull Dietary Supplements Off the Shelves at Four Major Retailers; Dietary Supplement Industry Responds

APHA, NPA and Others Question Validity of Science Involved in AG’s Testing and Call for Release of Specifics of DNA Bar Coding Study Earlier this month, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made headlines throughout New York – and nationwide – as he called for dietary supplements at four major retailers to be removed from…

201406.24
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FDA Begins Stopping NDIs at the Border

As we’ve previously reported, FDA has not released a revised draft guidance—let alone a final guidance—on New Dietary Ingredients (“NDI”) in dietary supplements.  Despite that fact, FDA has continued to enforce its NDI regulations.  But while industry has previously faced warning letters after failing to comply with NDI notification requirements, FDA seems to be turning…

201406.03
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Rick Collins Meets with Congressman Frank Pallone

Rick Attends Fundraiser for Congressman Pallone, an Ally in the Supplement Industry It’s a difficult time for the dietary supplement industry — with the mainstream media’s continued cynicism toward dietary supplements often serving to create confusion, and unnecessary alarm, about dietary supplements.  This past Sunday, in fact, yet another story highlighting “questionable dietary supplements” and…

201405.15
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Supplement Seller Faces up to Three Years in Prison

After an investigation by the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, Richard Deng of Maryland pleaded guilty to “introducing into interstate commerce misbranded foods and drugs, in violation of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.”  Deng sold male sexual enhancement dietary supplements through his company’s storefront and over the Internet.  Many of these supplements contained…