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July/August 2014 Issue
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European Health Claim Regulation: Unifying the EU?
Joerg Gruenwald, analyze & realize ag
September 9, 2013
Absence of guidance regarding the regulatory status of botanicals continues to leave industry questions unanswered.  Read More »
Strength & Potency: Do You Know The Difference?
Steven Dentali, PhD, Herbalife International of America, Inc.
September 9, 2013
Constituent percent of extracts should be referred to as strength, with potency measurements to define the biological impact.  Read More »
Free Speech & Marketing
Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN, Miami Research Associates
July 1, 2013
When does the first amendment apply to marketing nutritional and drug products?  Read More »
Who Insures Goods at a Fulfillment House?
Greg Doherty, Poms & Associates
July 1, 2013
A dietary supplement company with raw materials or finished goods on the move has a duty to itself to make sure those items are insured.  Read More »
Online Resellers Damage Practitioner Value Proposition
Erik Goldman, Holistic Primary Care
July 1, 2013
Unauthorized resellers offering practitioner products directly to patients without clinician mediation present significant problems for companies built on the practitioner-only foundation.  Read More »
Convergence of the Health Practitioner Channel & Medical Foods
Gregory Stephens, RD, Windrose Partners
June 3, 2013
Medical foods continue to grow as a class of products, in tandem with health practitioner influence.  Read More »
Patent Litigation By Non-Practicing Entities Rising
Todd Harrison, Stefan Kirchanski, PhD, Daniel Silverman & Tamany Vinson Bentz, Venable
June 3, 2013
Over the past year, several new NPEs have emerged to file more than 100 patent infringement lawsuits against dietary supplement companies.  Read More »
Devising Innovative Products Without Health Claims
Joerg Gruenwald, analyze & realize ag
June 3, 2013
There are many ways to innovate product lines or to develop a completely new product within the restrictions of the Health Claims Directive.  Read More »
Identifying Botanical Ingredients
Steven Dentali, PhD, American Herbal Products Association
June 3, 2013
Whether herb powders, extracts or semi-purified preparations, identifying botanical ingredients requires some understanding.  Read More »
Practitioner Market Heats Up, Regulators Seek to Quell Inflammation
Erik Goldman, Holistic Primary Care
May 1, 2013
More than two-thirds of healthcare practitioners agreed that dietary supplements and/or natural products can treat or ameliorate diseases and conditions.  Read More »
Reporting AERs to Liability Insurers
Greg Doherty, Poms & Associates
May 1, 2013
Adverse events associated with dietary supplements continue to be under-reported.  Read More »
Press Statements & Implied Claims
Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN, Miami Research Associates
May 1, 2013
News releases on unpublished studies may be considered advertising and could be subject to FTC oversight.  Read More »
Business Insights: Open Innovation in Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods: Part 2
Greg Stephens, Windrose Partners, & Audrey Holocher, storied research Inc.
April 1, 2013
Industry insiders offer insights into the challenges and opportunities involved with open innovation.  Read More »
Capitol Comments: Prop 65: A ‘Naturally Occurring’ Case
Todd Harrison & Erin Seder, Venable
April 1, 2013
Dietary supplement companies should secure better, more traceable supply chains if they intend to argue lead or other chemicals in their products occur naturally.  Read More »
Eurotrends: European Health Claims: The First Consequences
Joerg Gruenwald, analyze & realize ag
April 1, 2013
With certain products becoming unmarketable due to illegal label claims, and watchdog authorities beginning to enforce the law, manufacturers will have to adapt.  Read More »

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