Post Edited By Moderator (Ides) : 5/27/2008 6:07:47 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited By Moderator (Ides) : 5/27/2008 6:08:18 PM (GMT-6)
First of all, the FDA hasn't done a very good job of determining what's safe in pharmaceuticals: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/washington/06patch.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
I have little hope that they will do any better in this arena.
Secondly, Celey, what "natural" products, exactly, have compromised the health and safety of the people they're selling their product to?
Post Edited By Moderator (Ides) : 5/27/2008 6:09:07 PM (GMT-6)
Celey, I don't find your list of "natural" medicines that caused harm credible. In fact, never heard of the black salve, nor any problems with blue-green algae.
Greatly doubt monitoring will do anything helpful. And it may restrict our use of quite beneficial nutriceuticals.
Post Edited (Celey) : 5/27/2008 9:10:38 PM (GMT-6)
Who is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements?Under the law, manufacturers of dietary supplements are responsible for making sure their products are safe before they go to market. They are also responsible for determining that the claims on their labels are accurate and truthful. Dietary supplement products are not reviewed by the government before they are marketed, but FDA has the responsibility to take action against any unsafe dietary supplement product that reaches the market. If FDA can prove that claims on marketed dietary supplement products are false and misleading, the agency may take action also against products with such claims.