Guest poem

‘TWAS TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

By Ivan Wasserman, Partner at Amin Talati Upadhye, LLP

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© Getty Images / BackyardProduction

‘TWAS TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT AMIN TALATI

AND I WAS JUST STIRRING MY FIRST MARTINI

THE BRIEF HAD BEEN FILED IN THE COURT WITH GREAT CARE

IN THE HOPES THE DISMISSAL SOON WOULD BE THERE

 

THE ASSOCIATES WERE NESTLED ALL SNUG WITH THE REGS

WHILE QUESTIONS ‘BOUT ADDED SUGARS DANCED IN THEIR HEADS

ONE HAD SOME CANDY AND ONE HAD SOME FLOWERS

HAPPY THEY HAD HIT THEIR BILLABLE HOURS

 

THEN OUT ON THE INTERNET THERE AROSE SUCH A CLATTER

I SPRANG TO MY PHONE TO SEE WHAT WAS THE MATTER

ONTO THE TWITTER I FLEW LIKE A FLASH

A TWEET SAID A KARDASHIAN HAD GOTTEN A RASH

 

THEN TWEETS ABOUT SOMEONE NOT JUSTIN BIEB

THEY WERE ABOUT FDA COMMISSIONER GOTTLIEB!

WHAT COULD IT BE?  WHAT WAS THE SCOOP?

FDA WAS FORMING A SUPPLEMENT WORKING GROUP!

 

HE SAID FDA WILL REVIEW LOTS OF FACTORS

TO IMPROVE QUALITY AND WEED OUT BAD ACTORS

25 YEARS AFTER DHSEA THE TIMING WAS RIGHT

TO TAKE STEPS TO IMPROVE FDA OVERSIGHT

 

HE SAID THERE ARE STILL LOTS OF CLAIMS FOR DISEASE

AND STILL LOTS OF COMPANIES WITH POOR GMPS

SOME ARE TAINTED WITH DRUGS - TSK TSK TSK

FDA WANTS TO BETTER MANAGE THAT RISK!

 

THEN CAME COMMENTS FROM CRN, AHPA AND NPA

UNPA ALSO HAD SOMETHING TO SAY

WE CANT JUST SIT BACK, WE CAN’T WAIT AND SEE

HOW THIS WILL IMPACT OUR GREAT INDUSTRY

 

THERE IS SOME ENFORCEMENT THAT FDA SHOULD TOUGHEN

SAID HEAD OF AHPA MICHAEL MCGUFFIN

NPA’S DAN FABRICANT SAID ON SOME THINGS WE AGREE

BUT WE SHOULD ALSO DISCUSS OTHER THINGS LIKE CBD

 

 STEVE MISTER SAID CRN WILL WORK WITH FDA

TO PRESERVE THE BALANCE THAT WAS STRUCK BY DSHEA

UNPA’S FRANK LAMPE WAS WORRIED; WAS THERE A CATCH?

IS THE TIMING RELATED TO THE RETIREMENT OF HATCH?

 

WE NEED TO EMBRACE THIS EFFORT BY FDA

AND NEED TO MAKE CLEAR OUR SUPPORT FOR DSHEA

IN THE MEANTIME TO ENSURE THERE IS NO SURPRISE

LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER AND FILE N.D.I.S

 

LET’S TRAIN OUR Q.A. AND HAVE S.O.P.S

THAT ARE REQUIRED BY G.M.P.S

LET’S LIMIT OUR CLAIMS TO STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

STAY AWAY FROM CANCER AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

 

WE ALL TRULY LOVE OUR GREAT INDUSTRY

THAT’S GROWN 10-FOLD THE LAST QUARTER CENTURY

WE MAKE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE, INCREDIBLE PRODUCTS

VITAMINS, HERBALS, AND PROBIOTICS

 

SO LET’S RAISE A GLASS FOR A HOLIDAY TOAST

TO THE GREAT COMPANIES THAT WE LOVE MOST

LET’S WORK WITH FDA AND KEEP OUR GOALS IN SIGHT

HAPPY 2019 TO ALL AND LET’S DO THIS RIGHT!

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