SWIS 2015 Vol.032 - Rick Collins - Legal Implications of Dietary Supplements and Performance Enhancing Substances-Drugs - Video
Rick Collins, Esq., is a lawyer dedicated to the health and fitness community. His law firm represents numerous companies in the sports nutrition industry as well as amateur and professional athletes. He is internationally recognized as a legal authority in the field of dietary supplements and performance-enhancing substances. He has served as Legal Counsel to the International Society of Sports Nutrition since its formation, and is also the official legal advisor to the International Federation of BodyBuilders. He has contributed chapters to two textbooks on sports nutrition, is a frequent contributor to various health and fitness publications, and writes a monthly column for the nationally circulated Muscular Development magazine. Rick was interviewed as a legal authority in the film “Bigger, Stronger, Faster*” (2008) and has appeared on national television talk and news shows and radio programs. He is also a nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and former personal trainer and competitive bodybuilder. He received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, and his law degree from Hofstra School of Law, where he attended on a full academic scholarship and served on the Law Review. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1985 and is also admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, the District of Columbia, and various federal courts. To learn more about Rick, please go to www.supplementcounsel.com.
Also, follow Rick on Twitter @RickCollinsEsq and on Facebook @RickCollinsOnline
Legal Implications of Dietary Supplements & Performance Enhancing Substances/Drugs
By Rick Collins, JD, FISSN, CSCS
What do YOU need to know about the legal implications surrounding dietary supplements, anabolic steroids, and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs)? American attorney Rick Collins has defended countless individuals in PED cases and represents numerous sports nutrition brands. A monthly columnist for Muscular Development magazine and the creator of Steroidlaw.com, he is an internationally recognized steroid/supplement legal authority having appeared in many media outlets and in the acclaimed 2008 documentary “Bigger, Stronger, Faster.” If you’re in the fitness field, don’t miss this eye-opening session. What do personal trainers and nutritional advice providers need to know about dietary supplements, especially when dealing with drug tested clients? What are the latest developments in the underground steroid black market – and what are international law enforcement agencies doing about it? How is “muscle profiling” in Sweden and Denmark impacting the personal liberties of gym members – and what would happen if these policies made it across the Atlantic? How do Canada and the U.S. differ in their approaches to dietary supplements and PEDs? How did the evolution and adaptation of the so-called “prohormone” market provide a real-world window into principles of demand and supply? Who should be able to dispense individualized nutritional counseling – are the restrictions too broad or too loose? What are SARMs and how do they fit into the supplement market? How can you be sure that your dietary supplement product contains exactly what the label claims? These are just a few of the topics that will be covered in this “no holds barred” session with one of the world’s foremost authorities in the field!