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Civil laws clean up the illicit sports supplement marketplace as FDA is overwhelmed, underfunded

Robert Tauler, in this guest column for Law360, spelled out how the illegal and illicit sports supplement business works, where the gaps are in criminally investigating and prosecuting companies that ignore federal rules to push poisons to an unsuspecting public. “Until these dangerous substances are eliminated from the marketplace, laws that govern competition in the […]

Allergan PLC sues compounding pharmacies over false advertising

When Allergan PLC alleged false advertising in a lawsuit against large compounding pharmacies, Law360’s reporter turned to Robert Tauler for his insight and expertise on the Lanham Act. “I think this (litigation) may be groundbreaking,” he said. “If you are a large pharmaceutical company, it’ll have ripple effects if you start pursuing compounders.” Read the […]

‘Seminal’ Allergan Cases Test Copycat Drug Limits

Law360, New York (November 27, 2017, 11:08 PM EST) — Two recently filed lawsuits from Allergan PLC are teeing up a pivotal test of the extent to which drug compounders can mass-produce virtual copies of brand-name prescription drugs, attorneys say. Continue reading the story on Law360.

The Guardian: U.K. sellers of deadly pesticide for weight loss unmasked in California lawsuit

The Guardian’s top health reporter published an exclusive, three-part package on a raid by British Food Standard’s Agency on the European operation of a Sacramento-based supplement company facing a lawsuit from Tauler Smith for selling the chemical DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol) for human consumption. Excerpt: “The substance heats up the body’s metabolism, burning fat, but it can […]

UK raids uncover suspected suppliers of deadly diet drug

A series of raids in northern England has uncovered an operation suspected of selling a deadly fat-burning chemical used by bodybuilders that has killed eight young people in Britain in the last two years. Around 11 kilos of the chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol, known as DNP, was found last month at premises in Wigton, Cumbria, alongside other […]

Wall Street Journal reports on Tauler Smith’s battle against SARMs

A Sacramento sports supplement company faces litigation from Tauler Smith LLP for selling consumers Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMS), a class of experimental steroid-like drugs not approved for human consumption. Wall Street Journal legal reporter Jacob Gershman wrote that Robert Tauler is a “sheriff of the performance-enhancing supplement industry, going after vendors for falsely marketing SARMS as safe and […]

Lawsuit: Consumers’ health at risk due to Sacramento supplement company’s false advertising claims

A false advertising lawsuit filed against an international sports supplement company based in Sacramento eventually caught international media attention, and the Sacramento Business Journal is covering all the major developments. “This case is emblematic of the profound dysfunction in the nutritional supplement marketplace,” Robert Tauler told the Business Journal. “Low barriers to entry, high rewards […]

Legal Loopholes For Dietary Supplements Must Be Sealed

Law360, New York (January 4, 2017, 11:29 AM EST) — Few parents would knowingly let their teenager buy a month’s cycle of anabolic steroids. But what if they’re just buying a container of “BroPower” — a fictional name for a real product which bills itself as “intended for use by hardcore athletes who are trying […]

Westside Bar Association names Robert Tauler of Tauler Smith LLP “Attorney of the Year” for 2016

Robert Tauler, managing partner of law firm Tauler Smith LLP, has been named Westside Bar Association’s “Attorney of the Year” for 2016. The Westside Bar Association serves the greater Los Angeles area by connecting young attorneys through continuing education courses and mixers, according to its website. “I am honored to receive this recognition from my […]