FDA & Dietary Supplements | Natural Health Podcast

FDA, An Objective View

In this podcast, Jon Barron looks at both sides of the FDA issue when dealing with FDA’s tactics. Learn what new restrictions are being reinforced within the natural health industry and how their approach, given their staff limitations and “influences,” affects their decisions.

At first glance, it might seem that with 10,000 employees, the FDA is a bloated bureaucracy capable of watching and punishing every single supplement company in the United States that fails to toe the party line — at least that’s the way it sometimes seems to those of us in the world of alternative health, especially when looking at their double standards and outrageous rulings concerning dietary supplements.  But once you look at the responsibilities that Congress has assigned to the FDA, you quickly realize that they are dramatically understaffed. Specifically, Congress has made the FDA “responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.” In this podcast, Jon Barron looks at both sides of the FDA issue when dealing with their tactics. Learn what new restrictions are being reinforced within the natural health industry and how their approach, given their staff limitations and “influences,” affects their decisions.

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