Does the FDA
think cosmetics-safety activists like Jessica are overreacting to inconclusive scientific findings?
Companies always were allowed to list carmine if they wanted to; the FDA
was only trying to make it mandatory.
Noting that the Plan B decision was only the second time in 50 years that the FDA
has disregarded the advice of its advisory panel, Hager said, "You don't have to wave your Bible to have an effect as a Christian in the public arena.
Where Congress had apparently intended to empower consumers, the FDA
sought to deprive them of information.
Recently, under pressure from the EWG, the FDA
has put the cosmetics industry on notice that it intends to begin enforcing a 1975 law requiring labels on products that contain ingredients that haven't been tested for safety (such testing is not required by law).
The open public discussion followed a presentation by FDA
officials and reviews by Biogen Idec and Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Let the FDA
, some successor organization, or the civil justice system punish those who do harm or sell dangerous goods, but leave the market to judge what works and what doesn't.
doesn't consider it "harm" when a food ingredient like olestra or Quorn causes vomiting, dehydration, and other reactions in some consumers.
Between 1993 and 1998, the FDA
linked at least 184 deaths to dietary supplements, which are now also suspected of contributing to the sudden deaths of three football players in August.
However, we think the consumer will be and should be the primary beneficiary of FDA
He is a member of the FDA
Pharmacogenomics Working Group and chairs the Pharmacogenomics Focus Group of the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
disqualified or placed restrictions on researchers in 16 percent of these cases.
Heckman says, "We explicitly asked that FDA
clarify the language in the Preamble to reflect the fact that a company may continue to determine on its own whether a package or packaging component may reasonably be expected to migrate to food.
The ANPR should be withdrawn by FDA
because it proposes unreasonable and arbitrary restrictions on the consumer's ability to access dietary supplements and information about the health benefits of these products.
This represents a total failure of the FDA
to obey Congress and the law,'' said Richard Cooper, an attorney for Pharmanex.