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In this podcast, former FDA official Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., of the Natural Products Association (NPA), describes the impact of the Trump administration on the dietary supplement industry and the importance of engaging with FDA and lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

In general, the regulatory policies of the Trump administration have been viewed positively by American businesses.

In this podcast with Josh Long, INSIDER's legal editor, Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., of the Natural Products Association (NPA) discusses:

•the impact of the Trump administration on the dietary supplement industry;

•emerging issues related to FDA’s new dietary ingredient (NDI) draft guidance;

•reasons to engage with FDA and lawmakers on Capitol Hill; and

•multivitamin legislation in Congress and other bills that could impact supplements.

Fabricant will be speaking on Thursday, Sept. 28, during a panel at SupplySide West in Las Vegas. The panel “Trump & The New Administration”, will explore the implications of President Trump’s focus on fewer onerous regulations through executive orders, bills pending in Congress, and how current lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill are affecting industry.

Additional Resources:

The Trump Effect: Uncertainty vs. Opportunity for Natural Products Industry Oversight


Rep. Rogers to Introduce Multivitamin Legislation for Low-Income Americans


Supplement Industry Cites Challenges in Developing Pre-DSHEA Ingredient List


About the Author(s)

Josh Long

Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider, Informa Markets Health and Nutrition

Josh Long directs the online news, feature and op-ed coverage at Natural Products Insider, which targets the health and wellness industry. He has been reporting on developments in the dietary supplement industry for over a decade, with a special focus on regulatory issues, including at the Food and Drug Administration.

He has moderated and/or presented at industry trade shows, including SupplySide East, SupplySide West, Natural Products Expo West, NBJ Summit and the annual Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit.

Connect with Josh on LinkedIn and ping him with story ideas at [email protected]

Education and previous experience

Josh majored in journalism and graduated from Arizona State University the same year ‘Jake the Snake’ Plummer led the Sun Devils to the Rose Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, was admitted in 2008 to practice law in the state of Colorado and spent a year clerking for a state district court judge.

Over more than a quarter century, he’s written on various topics for newspapers and business-to-business publications – from the Yavapai in Arizona and a controversial plan for a nuclear-waste incinerator in Idaho to nuanced issues, including FDA enforcement of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

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