Comments regarding my post on FDA and nutritional supplement regulations
Perhaps we can reach some common ground. Would you be willing to accept that government has an overriding interest in insuring that:
- Any nutritional supplements on the market are at least be proven to be safe for consumption and are at least not deleterious.
- Such supplements are marketed only with claims that have been validated on the basis of medical data i.e. that the packaging reflects supportable claims.
- Such supplements meet standards with regards to claims of purity, strength, etc.
It seems to me that this kind of legislation might strike a happy medium of government's overriding interest in public safety and the consumer's right to choose what goes into their bodies. Or do you believe that no government intervention is warranted as far as nutritional supplements are concerned?