NutraWomen Wednesday: Larisa Pavlick, VP, Global Regulatory & Compliance, UNPA

By Danielle Masterson

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Larisa Pavlick has devoted her entire career to the supplement industry. She spent nearly a decade at FDA focused on consumer safety and also experienced the full product life cycle from the development phase, through purchasing, into manufacturing, brand management and testing. Today the VP of Global Regulatory & Compliance at United Natural Products Alliance says she feels grateful to have witnessed the evolution of the industry.

“I joined the industry in early 1997,” ​said Pavlick. “DSHEA was a little bit before me, but I watched DSHEA roll out into labeling and structure/function claims and ingredient use and safety of ingredients. And then we kind of went into the new dietary ingredients and what makes a new one and an old one, and the evolution of serious adverse events reporting and how that impacted the industry.

"And then of course, I built my career around GMPs and we have good manufacturing practices that didn't really come into play until the 90s. But I've spent a ton of my career watching the industry evolve into good manufacturing practices and helping companies understand what is that and why we need to follow these routes. So I feel blessed to have seen the beginning of the regulatory shift of the industry, all the way to where we are now, where we may have some modernization coming in the near future. So I think it's an amazing industry and I love it.”

Pavlick added that throughout her career there have always been female role models that she respected, admired, and learned from.

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