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FDA forced into meeting deadlines for approving health claims.

  In a recent case brought by the Nutritional Health Alliance, a judge ruled that the FDA must set a reasonable time limit for issuing a final ruling on a dietary supplement label health claim. FDA has agreed to wait 270 days before approving or rejecting a final rule on health claims, and will not appeal the decision. On January 31, a Manhattan Federal Court ruled that the FDA was in violation of First Amendment commercial free speech rights under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act because no deadline is specified for making decisions on supplement claims. This may be a first step toward allowing food, drug and supplement companies to provide health information without prior FDA approval.  
  Natural Foods Merchandiser, March 1997.
FDA Hotline, April 1997.
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