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Iron final rule

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Blister packs will not be mandatory for iron supplements as of Oct. 17, agency announces in same-day 1Federal Register notice. In January, a three-judge Court of Appeals panel overturned a previous decision supporting FDA's requirement for unit-dose packaging because the agency did not show that "iron-containing supplements may be adulterated without such packaging" (2"The Tan Sheet" Jan. 27, 2003, p. 9). Nutritional Health Alliance first filed suit in August 1997 alleging FDA "did not have the issue and enforce regulations for the purpose of poison prevention"...

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