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In Brief: Lichtwer Pharma

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Lichtwer Pharma: Ad for the company's Kwai garlic tablets in the February issue of Prevention includes a structure/function claim. The print ad asks: "Concerned about Cholesterol?" and then states that "regular use of Kwai has been shown to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. In many individuals, this effect may be observed after 12 weeks of ingestion." The ad includes a disclaimer pointing out that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA. The Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act allows claims about a product's ability to change the structure or function of the body so long as they bear a disclaimer...

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