FDA Needs Rule Change For DMAA Crackdown, Suit Says

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (November 7, 2013, 2:38 PM EST) -- A weight loss and energy supplement maker hit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with a lawsuit on Tuesday that accuses it of improperly issuing a detention order on products that contain a controversial stimulant, saying the agency must first go through a formal rule-making process.

Georgia-based Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. said in its complaint, filed in D.C. federal court, that the FDA has not engaged in the rule-making process necessary to formally ban the stimulant dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, but still issued an administrative detention order against the company's dietary supplement products that are made with it. Hi-Tech said the FDA has...

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