FDA lacks adequate authority to ban dietary supplements
USA Today (8/5) editorializes “the watchdog publication Consumer Reports,” in its latest issue, “spotlights a list of 12 widely used supplement ingredients linked to serious health risks, including cardiovascular, liver and kidney problems.” The sale of supplements, which is a “$27 billion” industry, is not illegal. The paper says “spokesmen for the self-described ‘responsible’ part of the industry claim” that “the limited powers given” the FDA “are adequate to protect the public.” But “the record says otherwise. It’s so hard for FDA to ban a product that only one such case has ever succeeded.” Supplements, “like drugs, shouldn’t be allowed on store shelves till they’ve been proven safe and effective,” the paper adds.
Fill out this form to receive a free initial consultation.
When you've been injured the last thing you are equipped to do is deal with insurance companies. That's what we're here for. Lundy Law has nearly 60 years of experience handling a variety of legal claims and our attorneys have a reputation of getting great results.
Lundy Law does business in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as a Pennsylvania Limited Liability Partnership, and in Delaware as a Limited Liability Company. Legal services in Pennsylvania shall be performed primarily in Philadelphia; New Jersey in Cherry Hill and Delaware in Wilmington. Cases may be referred to associated law firms.