FDA moves against chery extract supplement claims

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    "The FDA told the 29 companies that by claiming their products could prevent, treat or cure disease, they were in effect calling them drugs, which are covered by the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. New drugs require FDA approval and testing to confirm safety and effectiveness."

    Looks like the vendors stepped outside of the requirement stated in the DSHEA. All it takes is clever wording on their part to avoid having FDA get involved but some companies can't even figure that out. Whaddaya gonna do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman
    "The FDA told the 29 companies that by claiming their products could prevent, treat or cure disease, they were in effect calling them drugs, which are covered by the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. New drugs require FDA approval and testing to confirm safety and effectiveness."

    Looks like the vendors stepped outside of the requirement stated in the DSHEA. All it takes is clever wording on their part to avoid having FDA get involved but some companies can't even figure that out. Whaddaya gonna do?
    Yup. If you look at all your supp bottles they all say this.
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    NONE of my supp's say anything about women or feelings or bun cakes.

    What brand are you using?
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    "If somebody is using a product that is unproven for health benefits, they may be forgoing other treatments that they would need," said Jennifer Thomas, consumer-safety officer with the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. "We're concerned that consumers not get the wrong message and use products that may not have the benefits they believe they would have."
    As much as Im against government regulation, I dont see the problem here. The FDA doesnt want you making that claim unless your product has undergone rigourous scientific testing. They're not saying you can't sell cherry extract, they're just saying you can print "Cures cancer!" on the bottle.

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