Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -317

Accepted - Volume 307

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Nyla Stromberg Date/Time 2003-03-17 21:27:46
Organization Accelerated Weight Loss
Category Dietary Supplement Industry

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Dear Sir/Madam, I own an independant supplement company in Minot, ND. USA.since March 1st, 1994.Both my customers and I appreciate how the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 improved consumer access to dietary supplements and information about them, while increasing consumer protection against unsafe products and false and misleading claims. I am concerned that FDA has only just begun to initiate aggressive enforement actions under DSHEA, yet is calling for suggestions for increased legislative authority in order to better regulate the supplement industry. Shouldn't you first give these recent efforts a chance to work, and perhaps even implement good manufacturing practices for supplements, before calling for new laws? Simply put, I believe the agency can regulate ephedra with out dismantling DSHEA. It is also my understanding the DSHEAincreased FDA's enforcement powers and that FDA can seize a dietary supplement if it presents an unreasonable or signnificant 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 even 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. Sincerely, Nyla Stromberg 1800 14th St. SW Minot, ND 58701 PS...Without the use of the wonderful supplements available. I would be 70 + pounds heavier and much less healthy. These products have saved my life and changed many other lives as well. Health and wealth are very important in OUR MOST SPECIAL AND FREE AMERICA THANK YOU FOR READING.

EC -317