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FDA Issues Warning to Supplement Makers

Commissioner Gottlieb requests Congress increase FDA oversight

On Monday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned 12 sellers of dietary supplements that legal action would be taken if they did not stop claiming that their products could cure a range of diseases. In their letter, the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission chastised one company for marketing their product as a pill “clinically shown to help diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s and even dementia.”

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb urged Congress to expand the agency’s oversight of dietary supplements and other vitamins that are unregulated by the agency currently. “People haven’t wanted to touch this framework or address this space in, really, decades and I think it’s time we do it,” Dr. Gottlieb said in an interview. Dr. Gottlieb also expressed concerns about products that promised to cure ailments that would really need medical attention.

Sources: NY Times, Wall Street Journal,
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For Commissioner Gottlieb to be used by God to assure the purity of products going to the American people.
  • That God would use the FDA to bring greater consumer protections to Americans.
  • For Congress to have wisdom if they should expand FDA oversight.