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At the Injuryboard, many of the writers have discussed the horrid state of the FDA during the Bush Administration. The reality seems to be that there was either no oversight of products or there was work to continue to weaken consumer protections and to allow free wheeling for the pharmaceutical companies.

This recall is of particular interest because the report of death and many of the injuries have been reported for some time. Why didn’t the FDA do something earlier? Also, there is a jurisdictional issue of if the FDA has authority to regulate the dietary supplement industry.

Presently, dietary supplements do not need FDA sanction to go on sale. Hopefully, a review of what happened in these cases and the importance of protecting the consumer will get Congress to look at adding the power.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.

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