Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -255

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Bruce Parker Date/Time 2003-03-13 12:02:36
Organization NOW Foods
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments March 13, 2003 Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Dear Sir/Madam, I work for NOW Foods, a dietary supplement company in Bloomingdale,IL and have been in the natural products industry for several years. I appreciate the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, which improved my access to dietary supplements and related information, and increased my protection against unsafe products and false and misleading claims. The FDA has only begun to initiate aggressive enforcement actions under DSHEA, yet is calling for increased legislative authority over the supplement industry. Please give recent efforts a chance to work, and implement good manufacturing practices for supplements, instead of calling for new laws. The agency can regulate ephedra without dismantling DSHEA. DSHEA increased FDA's enforcement powers and the FDA can seize a dietary supplement if it presents an unreasonable or significant risk of illness or injury. The government can stop the sale of an entire class of dietary supplements if they pose an imminent public health hazard. I strongly support DSHEA, and do not think any additional legislative authority is necessary. Sincerely, Brucee Parker 395 S Glen Ellyn Rd Bloomingdale, IL 60107

EC -255