New Hope Natural Media's Standards Presents Regulatory seminar and Q & A at Expo East

In 2006, the Federal Trade Commission filed 14 complaints against companies making allegedly unsubstantiated or false advertising claims for dietary supplements and other natural healthcare products, including oral sprays, creams, and patches. Also, in the past year, the Commission obtained orders against 40 companies and 44 individuals, which prohibited the unlawful practices and required the defendants to pay a total of $35.5 million in consumer redress, disgorgement, and civil penalties. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has recently focused its enforcement and consumer education efforts on fraudulent and unapproved products with claims to cure, treat, or prevent serious diseases.

New Hope Natural Media's Standards Department is pleased to have Michelle Rusk, Senior Staff Attorney at the FTC, and Paula Trumbo, PhD, Supervisor, Office of Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements at the FDA for:

A Regulatory Q&A with the FDA and FTC

Thursday, Sept. 27
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Global Resource Center
Michelle Rusk and Paula Trumbo will be available to answer questions from manufacturers and marketers of dietary supplements and other natural healthcare products with respect to the FTC and FDA enforcement policies regarding claims for natural products.

In addition, New Hope Natural Media is proud to present an educational seminar:

Playing By The Rules: Making Meaningful Claims That Comply With Current Regulations
Thursday, Sept. 27
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 314

Speakers will include:
Ivan J. Wasserman, Attorney, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Michelle Rusk, Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Paula Trumbo, PhD, Office of Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements, Food and Drug Administration

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