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New York Attorney General Forms Coalition to Further Investigate Quality Control Issues in the Supplement Industry

New Coalition May Lead to Increased FDA Inspections New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is expanding his investigation into the supplement industry, today announcing the formation of a coalition designed to further investigate supplements and ensure that supplement companies are complying with the law. With the attorney general’s office noting that problems in the industry…

201412.23
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“The Tan Sheet” Reports Announcement of DoJ’S Commitment to Criminal Prosecution of Individuals in the Dietary Supplement Industry

As reported in a cover story in “The Tan Sheet”, individuals at dietary supplement companies will be facing increased scrutiny and the potential for criminal charges in the months ahead. The article, “DoJ Aims To ‘Do Something About’ Crime in FDA-Regulated Industries,” reports on a warning from Department of Justice (DoJ) Consumer Protection Branch Director…

201410.10
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Red Bull and False Advertising Claims: What Impact Will the Red Bull Settlement Have on Labeling/Marketing of Functional Foods, Supplements, and Beverages?

As lawsuits against food, dietary supplement, and beverage companies for false advertising claims appear to be on the rise, perhaps none has made more headlines than Red Bull and the company’s just-announced $13 million settlement in response to a class action lawsuit surrounding false advertising claims. The complainants in the lawsuit are challenging the company’s…

201407.30
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“The Tan Sheet” Reports on Increased FDA Warning Letters Sent to Supplement Firms

More GMP Inspectors Reviewing Adverse Event Reporting Data and Finding Violations of AER Reporting Requirements The cover story of the July 21st edition of “The Tan Sheet” reports on the rise in warning letters being sent to supplement firms as a result of violations of adverse event reporting (“AER”) requirements found during good manufacturing practices…

201407.02
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What’s in Your Protein? Nitrogen Spiking in the Sports Nutrition Industry

On July 1, 2014, a consumer class action complaint was filed in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California against a dietary supplement company alleging that two of their whey protein products were misleading consumers as to protein content.  Protein content is indirectly determined by testing the nitrogen content of the product. …

201405.01
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Rick Collins Featured In This Month’s Men’s Fitness Magazine

Rick Addresses Differences Between Performance Enhancing Drugs and Supplements, and Offers Insight into Dietary Supplement Law and Current Supplement Regulation Rick Collins is featured in this month’s Men’s Fitness magazine – where he provides important legal information about the differences between steroids and supplements, and addresses some of the legal issues surrounding fitness supplements and…

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FDA Issues Final Rule Prohibiting Nutrient Content Claims for Certain Omega-3 Fatty Acids

FDA has just finalized its 2007 proposed rule prohibiting nutrient content claims for the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).  The final rule also prohibits some claims for alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), while taking no action with respect to other such claims for ALA. A nutrient content claim is a statement on…

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Rick Collins Quoted In Two Articles In “The Tan Sheet”

Rick Provides Insight into FDA Law Regarding Sucanon NDI Notification Decision  Rick Collins was recently featured in two articles in “The Tan Sheet” – one of the supplement industry’s top weekly trade publications that provides in-depth coverage of news related to nonprescription pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.  Both articles were in response to the FDA’s recent…

201403.19
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CMG’s Latest Supplement Newsletter Addresses Timely Industry Developments

Spring “Health and Fitness Supplement News” Offers Supplement Industry News and Insight for Supplement Companies Winter-Spring_2014_Newsletter The spring issue of CMG’s “Health and Fitness Supplement News” is out – offering some timely industry news and legal insight surrounding some of the most critical issues facing supplement companies and supplement industry professionals today. The issue explores…

201402.24
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Rick Collins, Alan Feldstein and David Torreblanca to Attend the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival

The Dietary Supplements division of Collins, McDonald & Gann is preparing to head to Columbus, Ohio for the upcoming 2014 Arnold Sports Festival – the largest multi-sports event in the nation.  Rick Collins, Alan Feldstein and new associate attorney David Torreblanca will be attending this year’s Arnold Sports Festival, which is expected to draw more…