From: Scott Ferich
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 1:00
Subject: ppa unsafe?
I am extremely displeased with the FDA's continued
attacks on the dietary supplement market with respect to weight loss aids such
as PPA and Ephedrine. Nothing can be absolutely safe. Responsibility
has to be taken with all products, including diet aids. It is not the
FDA's responsibility to make all of my dietary product options 100%
safe. If it were, then why are you not addressing the safety of OTC NSAIDS
like aspirin with valid proof of many deaths per year? Also, if Ephedrine
and it's alkaloids are so dangerous, then why were OTC products like Primatene
tablets and Sudaphed not targeted by the FDA? It makes me, along with many
others that I know, suspicious of the FDA's motives and seriously reduces
it's credibility. I have been forced, by the FDA's questionable
actions, to join the growing number of informed citizens
who will push to change the FDA from a regulatory agency to an advisory
agency. Pure food laws and credible information/education are what
citizens need for their safety, not irresponsible agencies
regulating our lives at their whim.
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