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    Quote Originally Posted by kissdadookie View Post
    This all comes back to the core of the issue now doesn't it? If big players in the industry can't be trusted enough to either put out honest labels or at least do more thorough QC (not saying that this is the case with the majority, but even just one big player getting caught with this problem and which then leads to big media field day, that's a big issue) and self regulation ends up being mostly reactive rather than proactive, what is the solution to the problem? If the answer is to have FDA regulate and govern more diligently, that creates the problem of getting products to market as well as pricing concerns. If the answer is to have tighter self regulation, which entity is going to be responsible for taking on the position?
    The answer is a bigger penalty.

    Think SMU college football penalty in the 1980's big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    The answer is a bigger penalty.

    Think SMU college football penalty in the 1980's big.
    One would think that bigger penalties would motivate better practices but there is the issue of the FDA actually having a pretty good amount of power as it is but the problem being that they do not have the resources for which they can carry out acting on the power they have.

    Chicken and the egg dilemma?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kissdadookie View Post
    One would think that bigger penalties would motivate better practices but there is the issue of the FDA actually having a pretty good amount of power as it is but the problem being that they do not have the resources for which they can carry out acting on the power they have.

    Chicken and the egg dilemma?
    The FDA has every bit of legal authority necessary, but to fully implement that authority would cosr many many millions. And spending that much money regulating an industry most people see as unnecessary instead of just dropping the hammer on them is not something that seems likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by De__eB View Post
    The FDA has every bit of legal authority necessary, but to fully implement that authority would cosr many many millions. And spending that much money regulating an industry most people see as unnecessary instead of just dropping the hammer on them is not something that seems likely.
    How much do you estimate it cost Ron Kramer to get his Craze independently tested? Think of that amount for every batch of every product. Daunting number I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    How much do you estimate it cost Ron Kramer to get his Craze independently tested? Think of that amount for every batch of every product. Daunting number I'm sure.
    That amount is substantially less for repeat testing, from inside a company, with known identities and quantities.

    If you're a manufacturer and you say 'Here's exactly what's supposed to be in this product, the exact quantities, and what specific compounds we're standardizing for' that's a lot easier and cheaper to do than 'Here's a product, and a proprietary blended label, can you figure out what's inside it'

    Companies are already supposed to be doing batch testing of everything they make. That's the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by De__eB View Post
    That amount is substantially less for repeat testing, from inside a company, with known identities and quantities.

    If you're a manufacturer and you say 'Here's exactly what's supposed to be in this product, the exact quantities, and what specific compounds we're standardizing for' that's a lot easier and cheaper to do than 'Here's a product, and a proprietary blended label, can you figure out what's inside it'

    Companies are already supposed to be doing batch testing of everything they make. That's the law.
    Which it should be the law, but if the FDA does step in, I was insinuating it would be real expensive (like you mentioned in the bolded).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Which it should be the law, but if the FDA does step in, I was insinuating it would be real expensive (like you mentioned in the bolded).
    Yeah, but if the FDA puts that burden on the company and uses existing regulatory authority to say 'batch test your **** or we're putting an injunction on your sales', then companies can do it a lot cheaper than the FDA can.

    The FDA also doesn't want to get into testing every product, because then they're on the legal hook for saying 'yes this product contains what it says on the label'
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    Quote Originally Posted by De__eB View Post

    Yeah, but if the FDA puts that burden on the company and uses existing regulatory authority to say 'batch test your **** or we're putting an injunction on your sales', then companies can do it a lot cheaper than the FDA can.

    The FDA also doesn't want to get into testing every product, because then they're on the legal hook for saying 'yes this product contains what it says on the label'
    Which is why they'll move everything to pharma because the regulations and enforcement infrastructure are already there.

    I work around fda regs daily at my job. They exist solely as a source of fee and penalty revenue for the government. They do very little that can be truly characterized as action on behalf of the common good for the public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSwanks View Post

    Which is why they'll move everything to pharma because the regulations and enforcement infrastructure are already there.

    ....

    Believe me.
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