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Emord takes on FDA over supplement GMPs

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The final rule for dietary supplement good manufacturing practices is "poorly written and unnecessarily a trap for the unwary," asserts attorney Jonathan Emord in a 1complaint filed Aug. 7 against FDA. The GMPs violate the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act by allowing the agency to hold products as adulterated without proving they present a public health risk, he says. Emord also claims that because firms are not given proper guidance for complying with GMPs, the rule violates the constitutional prohibition against vague laws. Like his July 30 suit regarding FDA's rejection of health claims, the Aug. 7 suit also was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and on behalf of the Alliance for Natural Health U.S., the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship and supplement businesspersons Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw (2"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 3, 2009, In Brief)

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