| 2004N-0454 - Dietary Supplements; Premarket Notification for New Dietary Ingredient Notifications; Reopening of Comment Period|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC112|
|Submitter :||Dr. Laura Lewars||Date & Time:||02/16/2005 07:02:57|
|Organization :||Nature's Healthy Garden, INC|
| Dear Sirs,
I am requesting that you leave the DSHEA act in tact as is. Dietary supplements are harmless and DSHEA covers any incidents that may occur. Herbs and supplements have been used for centuries without problems. Please respect the natural rule of God's law that herbs are food. They do not deserve to go through the torture of the expensive and time consuming red tape that you put drug companies through to no avail. According to your own website prescription and over the counter drugs kill hundreds of people every day. Please do not turn our supplement industry into the same 3 ring circus. You really have no place to regulate our industry. Please stick to what you do "best" letting GMO foods and substances such as aspertame ruin our children's health. Your organization is already losing the respect of the American people and when they find out what you are trying to do with their supplements I'm sure they are going to react in a negative way. Please reconsider your actions.
Laura A. Lewars