Meet Rick Collins and Alan Feldstein at Natural Products Expo West
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Meet Rick Collins and Alan Feldstein at Natural Products Expo West

Two of the attorneys in the Dietary Supplements Division of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry will be attending Natural Products Expo West tomorrow and later this week – meeting with leaders in the dietary supplement industry and health/nutrition experts to discuss some of today’s most important issues surrounding dietary supplements, functional foods and natural products….

Department of Justice Enjoins Dietary Supplement Manufacturer’s Operations; FDA Issues Warning Letters over Alleged CGMP Violations
201702.10
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Department of Justice Enjoins Dietary Supplement Manufacturer’s Operations; FDA Issues Warning Letters over Alleged CGMP Violations

The latest top stories for the sports nutrition, dietary supplement, and cosmetics industries: Department of Justice Enjoins Dietary Supplement Manufacturer’s Operations Last month, the Department of Justice (“DoJ”) filed a consent decree of permanent injunction against VivaCeuticals Inc., doing business as Regeneca Worldwide, and its CEO to prevent alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug,…

FTC, NY AG Pursue Dietary Supplement Marketers for Allegedly Unsubstantiated Claims
201701.12
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FTC, NY AG Pursue Dietary Supplement Marketers for Allegedly Unsubstantiated Claims

On January 9, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the New York State Attorney General (“NY AG”) charged the marketers of the dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims about the product’s benefits. Prevagen’s marketers claimed the line of products improved memory and cognitive performance and was “clinically shown” to work. FTC…

DEA Designates CBD a Schedule I Controlled Substance; FDA Publishes Adverse Event Report Data; Senator Calls for Stronger NDI Enforcement
201701.04
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DEA Designates CBD a Schedule I Controlled Substance; FDA Publishes Adverse Event Report Data; Senator Calls for Stronger NDI Enforcement

Happy New Year! Last year ended with a bang, as DEA enacted a Final Rule to schedule marijuana extracts-including CBD-as controlled substances (see below). The new year brings questions: How will the Trump Administration affect FDA-regulated entities? Will FDA and other federal agencies continue to target ingredients used in dietary supplements? How can you avoid…

CGMB Associate David Torreblanca’s Article Published by Natural Products Insider
201612.22
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CGMB Associate David Torreblanca’s Article Published by Natural Products Insider

Torreblanca Addresses GNC Agreement with Department of Justice Surrounding the Sale of Allegedly Misbranded and Adulterated Dietary Supplements David Torreblanca, an associate at Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry concentrating in the areas of cosmetics, food, and dietary supplement law, has been published by Natural Products Insider addressing the timely topic of GNC’s recent agreement with…

GNC to Ramp-Up Dietary Supplement Compliance Requirements; FDA Warns Company for Selling Sublingual Product as Supplement; FDA Says 1-Androsterone (1-DHEA) not a Dietary Ingredient
201612.12
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GNC to Ramp-Up Dietary Supplement Compliance Requirements; FDA Warns Company for Selling Sublingual Product as Supplement; FDA Says 1-Androsterone (1-DHEA) not a Dietary Ingredient

The latest top stories for the sports nutrition, dietary supplement, and cosmetics industries: GNC to Ramp-Up Dietary Supplement Compliance Requirements In the wake of a rash of liver injuries allegedly caused by USPlabs LLC’s OxyElite Pro in late 2013, government agencies began assessing dietary supplement retailers’ specific role in the health crisis and their more…

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Rick Collins, Alan Feldstein and David Torreblanca to Attend Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend September 15-18

Rick Collins, Alan Feldstein and David Torreblanca will be once again attending the annual Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend in Las Vegas next week, where they will be meeting with supplement companies and leaders in the nutrition industry worldwide. In addition to meetings throughout the weekend, Rick, Alan and David will be attending the competitions…

201608.11
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FDA Releases New Draft NDI Guidance; FDA Warns for Trade-Show Literature; President Signs GMO-Labeling Bill

The latest top stories for the sports nutrition / dietary supplement industry: FDA Releases New Draft New Dietary Ingredient Notification Guidance Today, FDA announced the release of its new, draft New Dietary Ingredient (“NDI”) guidance document, which replaces its previous, July 2011 draft. Please stay tuned for updates as we digest this lengthy new guidance….