The History Future of the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act
Excerpt from the article:
Kessler was so infuriated by the enactment of DSHEA, however, that he ordered FDA not to enforce the new law. Initially, this was not widely understood. As time has gone on, however, former FDA enforcement officials have admitted that, for the first full decade under DSHEA, FDA took virtually no enforcement action because of Kessler’s policy. Kessler was convinced if the law was not enforced and the worst elements of the dietary supplement industry were allowed to run wild, Congress would repeal the law. Of course, that did not occur. For a full decade, however, Kessler sacrificed protection of the public health to his own personal animosity toward DSHEA
So let me get this straight. A compensated government official, in a state of tantrum, orders an entire taxpayer-funded agency NOT to the duties that it was paid to do?
I wonder if this douchebag can be sued and forced to return his 10 years of salary?
No wonder we're suddenly hit with an insane backlash.