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Ralph Fucetola JD

Ralph Fucetola JD
New for 2013!
Your Company Needs this Service!

Recent White Papers
Alternative Practices & the AMA Code of Ethics
The Right of the Public to Know

White Paper Archives

My Webinars Archived

Video Introduction to Vitamin Lawyer Services
For Advanced Healthcare Providers and Natural Product Purveyors

Legal and Ethical CAM Practices Webinar - Trailer


Other Vitamin Lawyer Archived Webinars
Bringing New Natural Products to Market

Your Ministry and Advanced Healthcare Practices

One on One with the Vitamin Lawyer - 45 Minute Video - Trailer


Rep. Ron Paul on FDA antiCAM Guidance:
"An abuse of FDA power..."

Tell the FDA to leave your supplements and alternatives alone:
Join the Global Health Freedom eList!

Vitamin Lawyer Health Freedom Blog
Earlier postings: http://tinyurl.com/yo5t4t

Adverse Event Reporting Law Effective 12/22/2007
Media Release
Institute Releases Draft AER Guide - 10/13/07

For Vitamin Purveyors and Alternative Practitioners

If you have a company or plan to start one,
this is what the Vitamin Lawyer can do for you.

 Help you determine and set up your company's legal structure

· Proprietorship
· Corporation (and which state in which to register)

Forming a Company

 Protect your intellectual property through:

· Trademark
· Patent / Preliminary Patent Alternative
· Copyright
· Non-Disclosure/NonCircumvention Agreements

Internet Injunction Lawyer Website
Email me with questions:


 Regulatory compliance for your products

· Labels - Some Labeling Considerations
· Health claims and marketing literature
· cGMP - SOPs - Standard Operating Procedures formats
· Adverse Event Reporting (AER): www.aer-consultants.com

FDA & FTC Regulations
Outline of my standard SoPs; Employee Manual

Email me to request my 7 page White Paper
Getting to Market: New Vitamin Product Requirements

What to do if you are raided
by the FDA or FTC


 Marketing support

· Protecting intellectual property
· Pricing strategies
      What to do when your distributors deep discount your product
· Check and check mate; your competitive advantage

White Paper Index:
Vitamin Lawyer On-Line Seminar
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 Web site oversight

· Site use statements - SUS
· Regulatory conformity - FDA/FTC
· Vitamin lawyer seal of approval - Oversight Seal


 So now you have made your mark -
 how do you conserve your assets?

· Family trusts
· "Onion layers" to distance you from liability
· Tax strategies and company succession

Asset Protection
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Some Sample Vitamin Lawyer Successes & Services

Breaking News!
Vitamin Lawyer News
Updated Often!

cGMPs & SoPs are Coming to the Vitamin Industry!
Proposed Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Is Your Company Ready?!?  Click below to learn more!
1. Vitamin Lawyer Report

2. Preparing for a Surprise FDA inspection!

3. Outline of my standard SoPs; Employee Manual


Precedent Setting Internet Injunctions
April 2004 TRO Granted
Internet Trademark Cybersquatting Case
Permanent Injunction
in Internet Defamation, Trademark & Harassment

Vitamin Lawyer defends SUNNIE® Trademark

Vitamin Lawyer On Line Seminar - FREE!

FDA Allows "Diabetiks® "Brand Name
With Disclaimer from The Vitamin Lawyer

How the Vitamin Lawyer Can Help

How I got DHEA Legalized in 1995

Mum Marketing - Niches on the Internet

Of Course Your Site NEEDS a Disclaimer Statement!

Vitamin Lawyer Seminars for Professional Healers

The Herbalists Charter of Henry VIII


 Ralph Fucetola JD

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Oversight Seal of Approval
on Nutrient Web Sites

Vitamin Lawyer Oversight Seal

Seal Requirements


Law License

Law License

The Vitamin Lawyer Consultancy Introduction
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This site has information for vitamin users and nutrient purveyors.

Consumer information is primarily accessible Here.

For Vitamin, Natural Product Marketers & Alternative Practitioners:

This site also provides the means for web based dietary supplement businesses and organizations to contact Ralph Fucetola JD, an attorney with over thirty four years experience in the nutrient/natural health fields. I have recently made myself available as a consultant to review web sites for compliance with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advertising and labeling requirements, internationally, to permit web merchants and organizations the opportunity to benefit from my experience. I have many up to date formats for the documentation needed to properly market nutrients and natural products. I also consult with Complementary and Alternative Practitioners and have useful formats for them as well.

With the adopting of Nutrient Advertising Guidelines by the FTC in November 1998 and the formal Structure and Function Rule by the FDA in early 2000 (followed by the AER law in 2006 and the pending CAM Guidance) the Federal authorities have signaled an increase in oversight regarding nutrient internet claims. A number of States have also taken a more active role in regulating nutrient claims, especially regarding certain herbs and nutrients used in weight control. Regulatory action and private law suits have greatly increased during the past several years while various grace periods in the regulations have begun to run, requiring more careful compliance by all vendors.

Information for Nutrient Purveyors on FDA/FTC Concerns, Vitamin Lawyer News.

How the Vitamin Lawyer can help your company, Help.



Your web site needs a proper SUS
Site Use Statement -
Disclosure - Privacy - Disclaimer Page
The Vitamin Lawyer has the right form for you!
LEGAL PROTECTION!  www. SiteUseStatement.com


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