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NPA CEO Weighs in on CBD, Regulatory Risks

In this video shot at Expo West in Anaheim, California, Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., of the Natural Products Association weighs in on some of the risks associated with selling CBD in dietary supplements.

Josh Long

May 4, 2018

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NPA CEO Weighs in on CBD, Regulatory Risks

At Expo West in Anaheim, California, INSIDER caught up with the head of the Natural Products Association (NPA)—Dr. Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D.—to discuss a wide range of topics impacting marketers and retailers of dietary supplements.

In the first of three short video segments, Dr. Fabricant discusses some of the risks associated with selling a hemp-based compound in supplements that has been all the rage in recent years: CBD or cannabidiol. Check out what the former FDA official has to say about CBD.


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).

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, Colorado Lawyer (published by the Colorado Bar Association) and Nutrition Business Journal.

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