FDA Drafts Guidelines to Regulate Supplements, Herbs as Drugs

Once again the FDA has issued guidelines that would allow it to regulate non-toxic, supplements and herbal products.

This Monday the FDA announced via a document posted on its website a new “guidance” document, plans to reclassify virtually all vitamins, supplements, herbs and even vegetable juices as FDA-regulated drugs. Massage oils and massage rocks will be classified as “medical devices” and require FDA approval.

The FDA is seeking public comments through April 30th. href=”http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/oc/dockets/comments/COMMENTSMain.CFM?EC_DOCUMENT_ID=1451&SUBTYP=CONTINUE&CID=&AGENCY=FDA” target=”new”> Post your comments here.

Industry response has just begun. Should past history repeat itself a strong grassroots effort opposing the FDA rules should be expected.

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