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In this episode, Josh Long, legal and regulatory editor, and Rachel Adams, managing editor, discuss: dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit against USPlabs; DMAA’s availability in the market, despite FDA’s stance on the ingredient; and criminal indictment of USPlabs by federal government.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed against USPlabs LLC, GNC Corp., affiliated entities, and USPlabs’ executives Jonathan Vincent Doyle and Jacob Geissler was “dismissed with prejudice” last week after a federal judge upheld a ruling that struck the testimony of three of plaintiffs’ experts. The experts wanted to show the dangers of the ingredient DMAA (dimethylamylamine) in UPSlabs’ Jack3d preworkout supplement, and that it was likely a contributing factor in the soldier’s death.
In this episode, Josh Long, legal and regulatory editor, and Rachel Adams, managing editor, discuss:
Dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit against USPlabs;
DMAA’s availability in the market, despite FDA’s stance on the ingredient; and
Criminal indictment of USPlabs by federal government.
Links and Resources:
As Jury Trial Approaches, USPlabs Says DMAA Supplement Didn’t Cause Soldier’s Death
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 focus on regulatory issues, including at the Food and Drug Administration.
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).
Since the late 1990s, his articles have been published in a variety of media, including but not limited to, the Cape Cod Times (in Massachusetts), Sedona Red Rock News (in Arizona), Denver Post (in Colorado), Casper Star-Tribune (in Wyoming), now-defunct Jackson Hole Guide (in Wyoming), Colorado Lawyer (published by the Colorado Bar Association) and Nutrition Business Journal.
Rachel French joined Informa’s Health & Nutrition Network in 2013. Her career in the natural products industry started with a food and beverage focus before transitioning into her role as managing editor of Natural Products Insider, where she covered the dietary supplement industry. French left Informa Markets in 2019, but continues to freelance for both FBI and NPI.
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