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Pharmanex Cholestin public health benefit potential noted by Sen. Harkin in letter to FDA.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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CHOLESTIN PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFIT POTENTIAL NOTED BY SEN. HARKIN in a Jan. 16 letter to FDA. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) suggests "the public health factor should be weighed heavily in any decision regarding implementation" of the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act. "In this case, there appears to be considerable evidence and expert judgment that Cholestin can serve an important health promotion purpose." FDA is expected to make a decision in the near future on whether Pharmanex may continue to market the red yeast rice product as a dietary supplement for healthy cholesterol levels.

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