A Surprising Quirk Of Dietary Supplement Regulation

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 7:21 PM EST) -- If you are asked to defend a manufacturer or distributor of a nutritional supplement that allegedly caused a personal injury because it was contaminated, you need to know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have treated those supplements more like a food than like a drug. The relative lack of regulation of nutritional supplements by the FDA may impact the nature and amount of evidence that will be available in your case.

On Nov. 9, the FDA announced a voluntary recall of approximately 90...
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