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. 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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