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This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The U.S. Postal Inspection and other federal agencies raided Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals' Forest Park, Ohio headquarters March 16. The firm has an "unsatisfactory" record with the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau "due to a pattern of complaints concerning billing and refund issues," including more than 2,500 complaints processed in the last year. Berkeley says it is currently in discussions with FDA over product claims the agency believes violate the FD&C Act. The company markets the Enzyte "natural male enhancement" product in ads featuring the "Smiling Bob" character and has been cited by CBBB's NAD division for advertising claims (1"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 25, 2003, p. 16). Because the firm has implemented quality control systems and has seen a "dramatic decline" in consumer complaints, Berkeley "fails to understand the need" for the raid, CEO Steve Warshak said March 17...

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