Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -134

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Ed Cash Date/Time 2003-03-08 08:28:22
Organization ManKind Project of Kentucky
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I believe FDA can regulate ephedra without dismantling DSHEA. It is my understanding that DSHEA increased FDA's enforcement powers and that FDA can seize a dietary supplement if it presents an unreasonable or significant risk of illness or injury. Furthermore, the government can stop the sale of an entire class of dietary supplements if they pose an imminent public health hazard. The former FDA commissioner, Dr. Jane Henney, has stated before Congress that she believes that DSHEA provides FDA with the necessary legal authority to protect the public health. I agree with Dr. Henney, strongly support DSHEA, and do not think any additional legislative authority is necessary.

EC -134