Dietary Supplement Regulation: Recognizing Fact From Fiction

Home Study Webinar

$20 Activity Fee – available through December 4, 2023.

Caution: This webinar may support healthy levels of skepticism.

While many in the dietary supplement industry comply fully with federal law, some bad actors sell products that are adulterated and/or misbranded in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This webinar focuses on this subset of dietary supplements, particularly supplements tainted with undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients; supplements that contain declared adulterants, such as amphetamine derivatives, steroids, or investigational new drugs; and supplements impermissibly marketed with claims to treat diseases.

Presenters will cover the regulatory framework governing these products; explain why these products continue to be readily available to patients; and provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the information they need to protect the public from harm.

This home study webinar is a recording of the live activity that was held on January 20, 2021.

How to Access the Home Study Webinar and Earn CPE

The home study webinar is eligible for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. More details regarding the presentation, CPE activity credits, and browser requirements can be found in the CPE Activity Information Guide.

Follow the steps below to access the home study webinar and claim CPE credit:

  1. Log in to your NABP e-Profile and select the Continuing Education Activities tile to purchase this activity and obtain the access code and instructions.
  2. Log in to NABP’s CPE Submission Site and select the “Home Study CPE” tab.
    • If you do not have a log in for Learner Community, you will need to create an account.
  3. Enter the access code provided in your confirmation email and click “Redeem Code.”
    • Enter only one code at a time.
  4. View the recording, complete the activity in its entirety, including watching the full video, and pass the post-test. Once completed, the Credit section will unlock.
  5. Select the appropriate credit (pharmacy or pharmacy technician), enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth, and click the “claim” button to earn credit.

Claims must be submitted within 60 days from the date you opened the activity.


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Justin Macy, PharmD, JD Digital Health Senior Manager at NABP

Justin Macy leads NABP’s Digital Health team, which both verifies legitimate pharmacy community members and conducts research on illegal actors. Justin specializes in the intersection of law, technology, and health care with a focus on pharmacy practice and drug regulations. Prior to joining NABP, Justin was a specialist in Amazon’s Consumer Legal department and Associate Director of Innovation at LegitScript.

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Niamh Lewis, JD Digital Health Regulatory Expert at NABP

Niamh Lewis is a Regulatory Expert for NABP’s Digital Health team. She is an attorney who specializes in the online sale of medicines, dietary supplements, and CBD, as well as related FDA and international regulatory matters. Recently, Niamh co-authored the internet pharmacy law chapter for the American Bar Association’s treatise on e-Health.