NPA names former FDA director Daniel Fabricant CEO

WASHINGTON — The Natural Products Association on Tuesday named Daniel Fabricant the association's new CEO. Fabricant has worked as the director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the Food and Drug Administration for the past three years, and prior to that was VP global government and scientific affairs for NPA, including serving as active CEO for several months in 2009.  

“We couldn’t be more pleased that Dr. Fabricant will be returning to NPA. His service to this association in the past, coupled with the invaluable experience he has gathered at FDA, make him the perfect choice to lead our association in this era of growth,” stated NPA president Roxanne Green. “He knows the industry as well, if not better, than anyone. NPA is committed to ensuring that the public knows what is truly natural, that our members understand the complex rules and regulations governing our industry, and that policymakers get the facts. As the foremost industry expert on natural products and dietary supplement issues, Dr. Fabricant will help us achieve those goals.”

Fabricant has published extensively and is internationally recognized both for his regulatory and governmental public health expertise and natural products research. He is a sought after speaker, regular guest on national news programs and has testified before Congress. He was honored with the FDA Commissioners Award for his service on several different initiatives. His service at FDA required him to direct agency policy, public affairs and regulatory action regarding regulation of the $32 billion dietary supplement industry, a commodity used by over 180 million Americans daily.

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