Dietary Supplements And FDA: Potential For Partnership?

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 1:15 PM EST) -- On Aug. 18, 2017, dietary supplement ingredient supplier ChromaDex filed a citizen petition requesting that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "investigate and take appropriate remedial action" against Elysium Health Inc., which markets the dietary supplement Basis. The petition, filed against a backdrop of bicoastal litigation between Elysium and ChromaDex, alleges that samples of Elysium's Basis dietary supplement contained an industrial solvent, toluene, at 94-144 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg), and also contained lead and molybdenum.[1] The citizen petition and its assertions were surprising and unexpected, especially given Elysium's history and prominence in the dietary supplement industry.

Elysium is, by all accounts,...

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