FDA Issues Guidance on Distinguishing Liquid Dietary Supplements from Beverages

On January 16, 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a guidance document entitled “Distinguishing Liquid Dietary Supplements from Beverages” (“Guidance”). Found here, the Guidance is aimed at explaining to industry how dietary supplements and beverages differ. Beverages …

FDA Warns Consumers About Dietary Supplement Containing Synthetic Steroids

On December 23, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued an announcement warning consumers about the serious health risks associated with using “Mass Destruction,” a product marketed as a dietary supplement for muscle growth. This product is manufactured …

U.S. Marshals Seize Dietary Supplements Containing DMAA from Georgia Company

On November 12, 2013, the U.S. Marshals, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seized dietary supplements manufactured and held by Hi-Tech Pharmaceutical, Inc., located in Georgia. According to the FDA, the dietary supplements are adulterated …

FDA Seeks Permanent Injunction against Oregon Dietary Supplement Company

On October 21, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced that it is seeking a permanent injunction against James G. Cole, a dietary supplement manufacturer based in Oregon, along with the company’s president, James G. Cole, and general …

FDA’s CFSAN Announces Plan for Program Priorities

On September 4, 2013, the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN or the Center), a public health regulatory center in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), published its 2013-2014 Plan for Program Priorities. The plan outlines certain …

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Marketing Illegal Diabetes Drugs

On July 23, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it issued warning letters to 15 domestic and foreign companies that were deemed to be unlawfully marketing diabetes products in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and …

Marshals Seize Supplements with Undeclared Drug Ingredients

On February 14, 2013, U.S. Marshals, acting on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), raided the headquarters of Globe All Wellness, LLC, a dietary supplement manufacturer based in Hollywood, Florida. Marshals seized what are alleged to be …