Protect Your Right to Take Supplements

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed restrictions on the use of nutritional supplements that may go into effect on October 1, 2011, unless sufficient opposition is offered. The plan is to classify supplements introduced after October, 1994, as “new dietary ingredients”, subject to expensive and prolonged testing and verification. These restrictions would apply… Read more »

FDA Says Walnuts Are Drugs

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Life Extension has published 57 articles that describe the health benefits of walnuts. Some of this same scientific data is featured on the website of Diamond Foods, Inc., a distributor of packaged walnuts. The FDA has determined that walnuts sold by Diamond Foods cannot be legally marketed because the walnuts “are not generally recognized as… Read more »

FDA May Prosecute More Pharmaceutical Execs

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The FDA plans to increase misdemeanor prosecutions of industry execs as it looks to refocus its Office of Criminal Investigations (see this letter to the Senate Finance committee). The move comes in response to a new report from the General Accountability Office that the OCI suffers from lax oversight, despite increased in funding and staffing… Read more »