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Kaiser and Janocinska Author ABA Book on the Federal AKS and Safe Harbors
September 7, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

The American Bar Association has published the second edition of “The Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Safe Harbors: A History and Practice Guide.” Written by Geoffrey R. Kaiser and Ada Janocinska, the book is a comprehensive reference for one of the nation’s most commonly cited, investigated and enforced health care fraud and abuse laws.

The book

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Lunch and Learn Series: Telehealth After the Pandemic: Recent Federal and State Developments
August 31, 2023 | Health Services

On Thursday, September 14, in the next installment of Rivkin Radler’s Healthcare Compliance Lunch & Learn series, Rivkin Radler Partner Eric D. Fader will present an update on the regulatory landscape for the provision of telehealth services, including recent changes to federal and state laws and rules. The program will take place from 12 noon

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Kaiser Presents on Drug and Device Enforcement Trends for PLI
August 1, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

On September 14, 2023, Jeff Kaiser will participate on a panel at Practising Law Institute’s (PLI)’s Life Sciences 2023: Navigating Legal Challenges in Drug and Device Industries program in New York City.

Held at PLI’s NY Conference Center, at 1177 Sixth Avenue, the program, also available to view online, will cover the explosive growth of

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Ullman Discusses FTC Crackdown on Deceptive Online Reviews
July 11, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Marc Ullman was interviewed by Nutraingredients-USA.com for its article, “FTC seeks to crack down on face reviews in the digital age.”

The Federal Trade Commission noted the proliferation of generative AI will likely make it easier for bad actors to write fake reviews. However, the FTC’s plan to impose hefty fines may be enough to

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Ullman Speaks About Mandatory Product Listings with Congress
June 16, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

On June 7, Marc Ullman met with legislators during the Natural Products Association’s annual fly-in day, in which the association meets with lawmakers and their staff on Capitol Hill. Of particular concern to the group is FDA’s proposal that all dietary supplements be required to be listed with the agency.

A Natural Products Insider article

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Shapiro Speaks about the Power of NAD’s Determinations
May 31, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Steven Shapiro was quoted in the article, “NAD Recommends Clearer Disclosure of Affiliate Advertising Relationships,” which appeared in Vitamin Retailer and Nutrition Industry Executive. According to the story, the National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs recommended that Revenue by Science disclose its relationship with third-party websites promoting sales of its dietary supplements.

Steven said, “As a

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Ullman Discusses Confiscation of Illegal Weight-Gain Supplement
May 9, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Marc Ullman was interviewed for the Nutraceuticals World article, “Baltimore CBP Seizes $688k Shipment of Illegal Weight Gain Product.”

The Baltimore Customs and Border Patrol seized a 22,500 bottles of Apetamin. The supplement, which is being marketed illegally for weight gain , contains the antihistamine, cyproheptadine, which is only available via a doctor’s prescription.

Marc

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Ullman Presents on Cannabis Regulations to University of Colorado Grad Students
May 4, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Cannabis

On May 1, Marc Ullman co-presented a virtual lecture to graduate students enrolled in the Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Cannabis Science & Medicine Graduate Certificate program at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado. The students are taking the course, Legal & Regulatory Issues in Cannabis Science & Medicine.

Marc discussed

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Lunch and Learn Series: Implementing an Effective Compliance Program: A Focus on Elements Five and Six
April 28, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

Please join us for the May Lunch and Learn as Robert Hussar and Mary Aperance present on the fifth and sixth required elements of an Effective Compliance Program. They will discuss:

  • Disciplinary Standards
  • Auditing and Monitoring

The program will be moderated by Robert Hussar, a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Compliance, Investigations & White

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Ullman Discusses the FTC’s Health Products Compliance Guidance
March 22, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Marc Ullman spoke with Stephen Daniells, Editor-in-Chief of Nutraingredients-USA, for the article, “Ullman breaks down FTC’s recent health products compliance guidance.”

The guidance, which was issued in December 2022, updates Dietary Supplements: An Advertising Guide for the Industry, released in 1998.

Marc notes that the guidance now applies to all products that make health claims,

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