Docket Management
Docket: 02N-0209 - Request for Comment on First Amendment Issues
Comment Number: EC -249

Accepted - Volume 4

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Jill Welker Date/Time 2002-07-29 01:40:03
Organization Mrs. Jill Welker
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
9. Are there any regulations, guidance, policies, and practices FDA should change, in light of governing First Amendment authority? Yes, It is ridiculous that FDA approval does not exist on dietary supplements. With thousands of research papers available, it does not make sense that consumers are not being told the specific health benefits known to take place with specific supplementation. Not to allow dietary supplements to make therapeutic claims is obsurd. Where have we gone wrong as a society when drugs is the only treatment the FDA endorses? If a non-toxic, food product is shown to cause a health benefit with valid science behind it then it should be completely endorsed by the FDA. Consumers have the right to know ALL options available to help make an educated decision as to what they would like to CHOOSE for their own treatment of disease.

EC -249