The Federal Trade Commission (Commission) on Wednesday filed a notice of appeal to challenge a judge’s ruling in September to dismiss a lawsuit against Quincy Bioscience, the marketer of a dietary supplement (Prevagen) to improve memory in older adults. The results of the appeal could provide further guidance for marketers of dietary supplements and others whose advertising practices are routinely policed by the Commission.
USPlabs LLC, the dietary supplement company facing criminal charges in Texas, has found itself in the crosshairs of a lawsuit brought against one of its former retail customers by the office of Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum in Multnomah County Circuit Court. In response to Rosenblum’s lawsuit against General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) over the sale of several controversial ingredients in dietary supplements, GNC has laid the blame on third partiesincluding USPlabs.
As dietary supplement company USPlabs LLC and its corporate executives prepare for a 2018 trial in response to charges of fraud and other crimes, defense lawyers are keen to find exculpatory evidence that could help persuade a jury to exonerate their clients of guilt. During a court hearing in July 2017, two attorneys for the defendants expressed concerns that federal prosecutors would wait to share potentially exculpatory evidence until the eve of trial.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".