Recent Publications - Steven Shapiro

Shapiro and Ullman Author Article in Vitamin Retailer
May 1, 2018 | Health Services
Steven Shapiro and Marc Ullman co-wrote an article published in the May 2018 issue of Vitamin Retailer, the dietary supplement industry’s leading magazine. The article focuses on the popular new dietary supplement, Kratom, its potentially hazardous effects and how the FDA is actively monitoring it. Click here to read the article. …
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Shapiro Publishes Article in Natural Products Insider
September 14, 2017 | Steven Shapiro | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro has published an article in Natural Products Insider entitled, “A Legal Look at the Definition of ‘Clean Label’.” Click here to read the article. …
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Shapiro Quoted in BevNET
May 15, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro weighed in on the FDA’s warning letter to JÙS By Julie over health claims. The company markets a variety of blended ready-to-drink blended smoothies and shots as well as soups and salads. Steve compared JÙS By Julie’s situation to similar letters issued to 14 U.S. companies that were fraudulently promoting their products as treatments for cancer. …
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Shapiro Quoted in Natural Products Insider
May 15, 2017 | Health Services
Steven Shapiro was quoted in a Natural Products Insider article entitled, “Dietary Supplement Industry Blasts N.Y. Labeling Legislation.” In the article, Steven and other industry professionals weigh in on Assembly Bill 7607 which would require a dietary supplement in package form to bear a label containing the name and address of the manufacturer, distributor and …
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Caffeine’s Rise to Controversy and Popularity in Helping Consumers Attain Energy
September 29, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Caffeine seems to have been around forever. I do not remember my first cup of coffee or my first can of cola, but I do remember the over-the-counter (OTC) stimulant drug products containing 200 mg of caffeine that were an absolute necessity for most of my classmates to survive freshman year of college and first …
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The Emerging Threat of Ransomware
April 12, 2016 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Ottawa Hospital in southeast Ontario, Canada; Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles; Lukas Hospital in the German city of Neuss; the California law firm Ziprick and Cramer LLP; solo law practitioner Paul Goodson; and the town of Plainfield, New Jersey all have something in common:  they learned about the cyber threat posed by ransomware …
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Federal Court Rebuffs FTC Effort to Apply Pharmaceutical Standards to Dietary Supplement Substantiation
November 3, 2015
In a case closely followed by all advertisers in general and the dietary supplement/natural products industry in particular, United States v. Bayer Corp., the United States District Court for New Jersey rebuffed an attempt by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to greatly increase the level of proof required for an advertiser to substantiate health related …
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Federal Court Rebuffs FTC Effort to Apply Pharmaceutical Standards to Dietary Supplement Substantiation
October 2, 2015
In a highly followed litigation (CRN and NPA filed a number of amicus briefs), United States v. Bayer Corp. (US District Court for New Jersey) the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission sought an Order holding Bayer in contempt of Court alleging that Bayer had violated the terms of a consent decree that …
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