Recent News - Marc S. Ullman


Ullman Quoted in NutrIngredients-USA
May 18, 2018 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NutrIngredients-USA article, “Some Shady Ingredients Find Home in Nootropics Category.” The article focuses on the fairly new dietary supplement topic, “nootropics” otherwise characterized as “smart drugs.” Ullman says, “I think there is a stigma associated with nootropics. A lot of these ingredients are really old drugs that have been …
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Ullman on Class Action Panel at Dietary Supplements Forum
May 17, 2018 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Marc Ullman will speak on a panel at the American Conference Institute’s 6th Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements. Entitled, “Coattail Claims: The Latest Influx of Class Action Litigation Impacting Dietary Supplements,” the discussion will cover: Recent class action filings against dietary supplement manufacturers Strategies to minimize …
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Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider Article
May 15, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a Natural Products Insider article entitled, “CO Hemp Food Bill Passed by Legislature Seeks to Pre-Empt Pharma Lawsuits.” The article addresses a proposed bill in Colorado that will codify into law an existing policy to regulate hemp as a food ingredient. Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider Article
April 24, 2018 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a Natural Products Insider article entitled, “FDA Triggered Industry Shift from ‘CBD’ to ‘Hemp Extracts’ in Dietary Supplements.” The article addresses the point that amid the escalating demands for CBD in the United States, many companies are selling “hemp extracts,” a strategy based on regulatory and scientific considerations.” “If you’re …
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Ullman Gives His Perspective on ‘Memory Improvement’ Product
April 19, 2018 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was interviewed for a Nutraingredients-USA article entitled, “FTC Begins Refunding Consumers in False Memory Claims Case.” The article discusses a product named CogniPrin, promoted via radio segments that were created to sound like radio talk shows. Marc noted that using radio ads to promote nutritional products can create compliance issues. “There is a …
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Ullman Quoted in NutraIngredients-USA
April 3, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NutraIngredients-USA article entitled, “CRN says more enforcement should go with FDA’s plan to step up package screenings.” The article discusses the FDA’s challenges in monitoring the large influx of packages being brought into the country. Marc notes another recurring issue that FDA needs to address, “Along with the increased …
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Ullman Quoted on DOJ’s Request to Turn Down Amarin Appeal
March 29, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NutraIngredients-USA article entitled, “Department of Justice joins chorus asking court to turn down Amarin appeal.” The article discusses the Department of Justice’s request for the federal appeals court not to rule in favor of the drug maker’s attempt to force the International Trade Commission (ITC) to hear its plea that …
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Ullman an Instructor at Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance Seminar
March 28, 2018 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman will be an instructor at the Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliance Seminar, which takes place on April 4-5, 2018 in Denver, Co. At this seminar you will learn the requirements of the final rule and understand how they differ from the proposed rule that was published in March 2003.  You will …
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Ullman Speaks on Broken NDI Process
March 13, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman, a regular presenter at SupplySide East, the East Coast’s large ingredients trade show, will again weigh in at this year’s show. On Tuesday, April 10, in New York City, he will  present on the topic, “25 Years after DSHEA & the NDI Process Still Broken.” Marc will discuss how, 25 years and two …
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Ullman Quoted in Article on Pre-Market NDIs
February 23, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a Natural Products Insider article entitled, “Basic Omissions Doom Many Dietary Supplement Ingredient Notices to FDA.” The article discusses why the FDA objected to the majority of pre-market notifications for new dietary ingredients (NDIs) in 2017. Marc notes, “It isn’t a surprise when you submit an incomplete form to anyone that …
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Ullman Presents at EAS Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance Seminar
January 16, 2018 | Marc S. Ullman | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman will be a presenter at the Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliance Seminar, to be held April 4-5 in Denver, CO. The GMPs dictated in 21 CFR 111 have been in place for over a decade, but the FDA continues to issue numerous Warning Letters to the industry for a failure to …
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Ullman Quoted in MedPage Today
January 5, 2018 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was interviewed for an article in MedPage Today entitled, “How Will the Supplement Industry Fare without Hatch?” The article focuses on the recent retirement announcement of Senator Orrin Hatch and highlights his victories for the supplement industry during his time in office. It was noted that Senator Hatch’s departure from office will not adversely …
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U.N.-Affiliated Initiative Gets an Assist from Rivkin Radler
December 12, 2017 | Shari Claire Lewis | Marc S. Ullman | Steven Shapiro | Nancy A. Del Pizzo | Intellectual Property | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
The Island Women Open Network (IWON), created by the Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), signed an agreement engaging Rivkin Radler LLP for legal assistance. IWON’s main objective is to empower women and children at the grassroots level to transform the sustainable-energy sector of Small …
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Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider
November 7, 2017 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was interviewed for an article in Natural Products Insider entitled, “Hemp Lawyer: FDA CBD Warning Letters Shouldn’t Alarm Industry.” The article centers on the FDA’s intolerance of claims that CBD-containing foods and dietary supplements treat diseases such as cancer. The FDA advised that  CBD (cannabidiol) cannot be sold in dietary supplements, or added to …
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Shapiro and Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider
October 17, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro and Marc Ullman were interviewed for a story in Natural Products Insider entitled, “FDA’s Efforts to Develop Pre-DSHEA List Face Mounting Skepticism.” The article discusses how sources in the dietary supplements industry doubt whether the FDA’s plan to build a list of “old” dietary ingredients is feasible. To read the article, click here. …
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Rivkin Radler Team Presents at SIDS DOCK
September 29, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On September 22, Nancy Del Pizzo, Steve Shapiro and Marc Ullman made a presentation to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS DOCK) Island Women Open Network (IWON) at the Commonwealth Joint Offices in New York City. The presentation, which took place at the first meeting of the SIDS DOCK IWON Committee, described the legal services …
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Ullman Quoted in NutraIngredients-USA
September 21, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman weighed in on a story in NutraIngredients-USA.com entitled, “Amarin’s ITC case against omega-3s players decried as attempt to corner EPA market.” The article discusses how, as the concentration levels of omega-3 dietary supplement products have steadily risen, pharmaceutical manufacturer Amarin has moved to protect its competitive turf by filing a trade complaint against …
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Ullman Quoted in Nutraingredients-USA
September 6, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was interviewed for an article entitled, “ChromaDex-Elysium fight highlights glitches in NDI and GRAS processes.” The article discusses the tussle between ChromaDex and Elysium Health, which highlights the curious dance between a New Dietary Ingredient Notification and a GRAS affirmation as a way to bring ingredients to market. To read the article, click …
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Ullman to Speak at SupplySide West Workshop
August 30, 2017 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman will participate on a panel for a workshop entitled, “FDA Lawsuits and Class Action Litigation in the Dietary Supplement Industry,” to be held at the SupplySide West annual conference. The September 26 workshop, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Expo Hall in Las Vegas, will examine the FDA’s years-long court battle …
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Ullman Weighs in on DMAA Ruling
July 28, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in Natural Products Insider’s article: “Hi-Tech Files Appeal in DMAA Fight with FDA,” which discusses Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s quarrel with the federal government regarding the legality of the supplement DMAA, or 1,3-dimethylamylamine. To read the article, click here. …
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Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider
July 20, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a July 20, 2017 article entitled, “Executive Sold DMAA Supplements, Sentenced to Prison.” The story centers on the president of a dietary supplement company who was sentenced to an 18-month prison term for failing to disclose the presence the amphetamine derivative DMAA on the product labeling for his company’s supplements. …
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Ullman quoted in Nutritional Outlook
April 24, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in an article entitled, “How Will Donald Trump Affect Global Ingredient Sourcing?,” which was published in the April 2017 issue of Nutritional Outlook. Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman quoted in NUTRA ingredients-usa.com
April 11, 2017 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in an article entitled, “FDA Prevails Over Hi-Tech On DMAA, But Ruling Could Open Door On Synthetic Botanicals,” which was published in the April 2017 issue of NUTRA ingredients-usa.com. Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman Participates in Webinar for the American Herbal Products Association
March 28, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman and a panel of industry lawyers will present a webinar entitled, “Ensuring Your Dietary Supplement Claims are Truthful, Substantiated and Will Help Sell Your Product.” The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces against false, misleading and deceptive advertising. Claims can be misleading if they are not substantiated. Testimonials and social media can trip you …
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Ullman Participates in American Herbal Products Association Webinar
February 14, 2017 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On March 28, Marc Ullman will be participating in a webinar sponsored by the American Herbal Products Association entitled, “Claims Substantiation – Ensuring Your Dietary Supplement Claims are Truthful, Substantiated and Will Help Sell Your Product.”  The webinar will address legal standards, today’s regulatory environment and the lawsuit risks and liabilities marketers face if claims …
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Ullman quoted in NUTRAingredients-usa.com
February 2, 2017 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NUTRAingredients-usa.com article entitled, “Trump’s Executive Order Could Upend Current Regulatory Structure, Experts Say.” Pres. Trump’s executive order requiring new regulations to be offset by the elimination of existing ones could wreak havoc with the pending roll-out of long awaited rules, such as the NDI draft guidance, observers say. Click …
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Ullman quoted in Nutritional Outlook magazine
January 13, 2017 | Health Services | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Marc Ullman was quoted in an article entitled, “Dietary Supplement Contract Manufacturing in a Time of Trump,” which was published in the January 2017 issue of Nutritional Outlook. Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman & Shapiro Participate on NYSBA Panel
January 5, 2017 | Health Services
Marc Ullman will be speaking, and Steven Shapiro will be moderating, a panel for the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section of the New York State Bar Association at its 140th Annual Meeting. The panel, “Hot Topics in Food/Dietary Supplements,” will examine how a new ingredient intended for use in dietary supplements can be brought …
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Ullman Quoted in Nutritional Outlook
December 23, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a Nutritional Outlook Magazine article entitled, “GNC’s Department of Justice Deal is a ‘Fair Deal,’ One Expert Says.” The titular expert, Ullman shared his view on GNC’s non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ: “I think GNC was lucky they weren’t prosecuted,” adding, “When you read between the lines, there was the …
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Ullman Named to the Board of Directors of Natural Products Association Eastern Region
December 21, 2016 | Health Services | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Marc Ullman has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Products Association Eastern Region. The Eastern Region of the National Products Association is active in promoting the natural products trade in  Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.  It’s work …
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Ullman Quoted in NUTRAingredients-usa.com
November 15, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was recently quoted in the NUTRAingredients-usa.com article entitled, “Linnea May Quit the US Entirely if FDA Takes Action Against Vinpocetine.” To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Ullman to Present at Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance Training Seminar
October 19, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman will be an instructor at the upcoming Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance Training Seminar in Salt Lake City, UT, October 25-26, 2016, presented by EAS. At the GMP seminar you will: Learn the requirements of the final Rule and understand how they differ from the proposed rule that was published in March 2003. Receive detailed …
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Ullman Quoted in Article for Nutritional Outlook
October 19, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a recent Nutritional Outlook article entitled, “Will Hemp CBD’s Regulatory Controversy Help or Hurt Its Future as a Supplement Ingredient?” To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Lewis, Balboni, Ullman & Shapiro to Speak at SupplySide West Expo
October 4, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Shari Claire Lewis, Michael A.L. Balboni, Marc S. Ullman and Steven Shapiro will speak at the SupplySide West Expo being held in Las Vegas from October 4-8, 2016. SupplySide West is the world’s leading ingredient and solutions trade show where science and strategy intersect. Over a thousand exhibitors and 120 hours of educational programming attract …
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Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider
September 1, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a recent Natural Products Insider article entitled, “DEA Likely Decimates Kratom’s Chances at Becoming Lawful Dietary Supplement.” To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Ullman quoted in NUTRA ingredients-usa.com
August 15, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman has been quoted in the Aug. 12 issue of NUTRA ingredients-usa.com, in an article entitled, “GRAS route will still be popular with hard line taken in NDI draft on synthetic botanicals.” Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman quoted in Nutra Ingredients-USA.com
July 19, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman has been quoted in a Nutra ingredients-usa.com article entitled, “AMA Warns Members About Rise of Nootropics.” Click here to read the article. …
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Health Services Practice Group Selected for Inclusion in The Legal 500
June 23, 2016 | Health Services
The prestigious Legal 500 has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings.  The firm’s Health Services Practice Group is listed in the Healthcare: Service Providers category. “Our Health Services group has made incredible strides this year,” said Managing Partner Evan H. Krinick. “The team deserves kudos for their client service, which was also recognized …
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Ullman quoted in Natural Products Insider
June 13, 2016 | Health Services | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Marc Ullman was quoted in the June 9, 2016 issue of the Natural Products Insider in an article entitled, “Herb Kratom Faces Hurdles to Become Legal Dietary Supplement.” Click here to read article. …
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Ullman and Shapiro Issue USU Law Monthly Update
June 3, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman and Stephen Shapiro have issued their USU Law Monthly Update for June 2016. June 2016 USU Law Update …
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Ullman speaker at the Council for Responsible Nutrition Regulatory Summit
May 5, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman will be a speaker at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Regulatory Summit.  Marc’s topic is entitled, “Industry perspective on ingredient status.” CRN’s Regulatory Summit is a one-day conference in Washington, D.C.  It is focused on exploring FDA and industry perspectives on regulatory implementation and compliance regarding dietary supplement GMPs and other provisions …
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Ullman quoted in Nutritional Outlook
March 4, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in the Nutritional Outlook article entitled, “Bearing Any Burden – Industry scrutiny and the economics of contract manufacturing.” Click here to read entire article. …
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Ullman quoted in Nutritional Outlook
February 24, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in the Nutritional Outlook article entitled, “The Price of Dietary Supplement Contract Manufacturing.” Click here to read entire article. …
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Ullman quoted in National Outlook magazine
January 13, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in the National Outlook article entitled, “Holding the Line. Click here to read entire article: http://dc.cn.ubm-us.com/i/614811-nutritional-outlook-december-2015/15 …
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Mulè and Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider
November 13, 2015 | Health Services | Appeals
Michael Mulè and Marc Ullman were recently quoted in an article for Natural Products Insider entitled, “NBTY, Retailers Named in Amended Herbal Supplement Class-Action Lawsuit.” To read the complete article, Click Here …
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Ullman Quoted in NutraIngredient Articles
November 3, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman has recently been quoted in a number of articles for nutraingredients-usa.com. Please click on the titles below to read the full article. GNC Shares Drop 15% After Oregon AG Alleges use of “Illegal” Ingredients in Products Sharfstein Floats New Regulatory Framework Dialing in on Safety and Backing Off on Claims Supplement Firm Still in Operation Despite …
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Ullman Quoted in Whole Foods Magazine
October 31, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a recent Whole Foods Magazine article entitled, “Industry Leaders Discuss Future of Dietary Supplements.” Please click the link below to read the complete article. Whole Foods Magazine …
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Ullman Quoted in Nutritional Outlook Magazine
October 27, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a recent article for Nutritional Outlook Magazine entitled, “The Dietary Supplements Industry Won the Bayer Case, but Still Needs to Watch the FTC, Leaders Warn.” To read the full article, Click Here …
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Ullman on panel for webinar
October 21, 2015 | Health Services
Rivkin Radler partner, Marc Ullman, will be on the panel for a webinar entitled, “Choosing the Right Test for Your Dietary Supplement.” Description of webinar: There isn’t an identity test available that is a one-for-all.  While the FDA holds the manufacturer responsible for the identity, purity, strength and composition of the product. Not all manufacturers …
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Ullman on Panel at SupplySide West Conference
October 7, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman will be a panelist at the SupplySide West conference on October 7, in Las Vegas, NV.  The program is entitled, “Facing the Future of Dietary Supplements in the United States.”  Program description: “Last year was the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act (DSHEA), which forms the …
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Ullman Instructor at EAS Consulting Group Seminar
September 29, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman will be an instructor at EAS Consulting Group’s seminar entitled, “Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance Training Seminar,” to be held on September 29-30, 2015. Program description: In light of the pressure being placed on the FDA to increase enforcement of the dietary supplement regulations, a thorough review of good manufacturing practices (GMPs) is warranted. This …
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Ullman & Shapiro & Ullman join Rivkin Radler as Of Counsel
August 31, 2015 | Health Services
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, announced that Marc Ullman, Steven Shapiro and their firm, Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman have joined Rivkin Radler as Of Counsel. The new alliance brings together Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman, LLP (USU), one of the natural products/dietary supplements industry’s leading regulatory law firms with Rivkin Radler LLP, …
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