Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -385

Accepted - Volume 307

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Jennifer Allbritton Date/Time 2003-03-20 09:47:45
Organization Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments On page 6 of the FR notice it is stated: “Furthermore, FDA seeks comments on what additional legislative authorities, if any, would be necessary or appropriate for FDA to address this issue most effectively.” I am concerned that the FDA has only just begun to initiate aggressive enforcement actions under DSHEA, yet is calling for suggestions for increased legislative authority in order to better regulate the supplement industry. Simply put, I believe FDA can regulate ephedra without changes to DSHEA. The former FDA commissioner, Dr. Jane Henney, has even stated before Congress that she believes that DSHEA provides the 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 -385