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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When did testimonials become product labeling to the FDA ?

I am serious. I thought testimonials were just that, testimonials. Not product labeling. Does our government really think that the general public is that stupid? Must we really be saved from ourselves?

When I look up reviews for a product, I do just that. I look at the reviews the testimonials, and the labeling of said product. I take all these things into consideration. The good the bad and the ugly.

I know the law states that you can not claim natural herbs cure or benefit certain ills on your websites and labels. Did I miss the part about customers opinions?

And even after receiving a warning letter, and complying with the demands, you still get your business ripped out from under you. I really hope that there is more to the story or we are looking at a lot of business being raided over opinions.

From Prison Planet;

On Thursday, April 14, 2011, dozens of agents from the FDA, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted an unprovoked, full-scale raid on Hood River, Ore.-based Maxam Nutraceutics, a company that produces and sells nutritional supplements primarily for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Alzheimer’s disease.

Back in October 12, 2010, the FDA sent a warning letter to Jim Cole, Founder and CEO of Maxam, notifying him that several of his company’s products were not labeled in accordance with the US Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The letter also stated that Maxam had fifteen days from the receipt of the letter to notify the FDA compliance officer of the specific steps it planned to take in order to correct the violations. . . .

Oddly enough, the vast majority of the “unapproved labels” in question were not actually labels at all. They were merely customer testimonials about the products that had been accumulated over the years from satisfied customers, and posted online alongside product descriptions on Maxam’s website. Nevertheless, the FDA considered the testimonials to be marketing violations that automatically rendered the products as drugs.
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1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Just another step in making criminals of us all.

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