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FTC’s POM Wonderful Decision Will Dumb Down the Marketplace

In a recent opinion, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) affirmed in part and reversed in part an Administrative Law Judge’s decision that Pom Wonderful deceptively advertised its products.  According to the Commission, Pom Wonderful did not have sufficient substantiation to support claims the FTC deemed implied that POM’s products could treat, prevent, or reduce the […]

Drug Industry Acquisition of the Supplement Marketplace

Although market leaders in the supplement industry appear to be coping with the present recession, most are experiencing a downturn in sales and a few are doing better than in prior years.  The bulk of small to mid-sized companies are struggling, caught in a squeeze between a dramatic reduction in demand and a dramatic increase […]

Sequestration Effects

By Lou Caputo On February 8, 2013, the White House Office of the Press Secretary released a Fact Sheet memorandum entitled “Examples of How the Sequester Would Impact Middle Class Families, Jobs and Economic Security.”  The memo offered hypothetical examples of how the automatic budget cuts, known as “sequestration,” could affect various federal agencies, such […]

Proposed Labeling Rule Targets Grocery Stores

FDA announced it has received hundreds of public comments on a proposed rule implementing section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).  Section 4205 of PPACA requires restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations to provide calorie and other nutrition information for […]

FDA Finalizes Rule on New Administrative Detention Regulation

Today, FDA issued a new final rule amending its regulations on administrative detention as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”). Under FSMA and the new final rule, FDA can order administrative detention if there is reason to believe that an article of food is adulterated or misbranded.  See 21 U.S.C. § 334(h)(1)(A); 21 […]

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