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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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Hussar Quoted on New OMIG Compliance Program Requirements
March 22, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

Bob Hussar was interviewed by the Report on Medicare Compliance for its article, “New NYS Compliance-Program Requirements May Be Useful Everywhere as a ‘Fresh Look.'”

The article covers the new compliance-program requirements that will take effect on March 28 of this year. In order for healthcare providers to be paid by Medicare, they must have an effective

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Lunch and Learn Series: Implementing an Effective Compliance Program: A Focus on Elements Three and Four
March 15, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

Please join us for the April Lunch and Learn as Robert Hussar presents on the third and fourth required elements of an Effective Compliance Program. He will discuss:

  • Training
  • Effective lines of communication

Participants will be eligible for 1.2 CCB credits and 1 CLE credit in Professional Practice.

Date: Wednesday, April 19

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Ullman Cited in Article on Illegal Sale of Donkey Skin Supplements
March 7, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

Marc Ullman was cited in the NutraIngredientsUSA article, “Lawsuit claims corporations are selling donkey skin supplements illegally.”

The column examines the suit that The Center for Contemporary Equine Studies has filed against retailers for illegally selling donkey skin supplements in California.

Ullman comments, “There appear to be a number of concerns, assuming the truth of

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Lunch and Learn Series: Implementing an Effective Compliance Program: A Focus on Elements One and Two
March 2, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

Please join us for the March Lunch and Learn as we discuss the first two required elements of an Effective Compliance Program:

1. Policies and Procedures; and
2. Compliance Officer/Compliance Committee

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

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Part B News quotes Kaiser on Possible DOJ Action Over Healthcare Upcoding Issues
February 28, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Geoffrey Kaiser was quoted in the Part B News article, “Be careful about upcoding; DOJ may come after it as a false claim.”

A recent Department of Justice settlement in North Carolina has people wondering, how frequently the DOJ gets involved in healthcare upcoding cases. While reviewing recent cases, one can see that DOJ action

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