Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FDA LAW Blog: October 28, 2014 FTC and Bayer Head for a Show-Down By Jennifer M. Thomas –

Around this time last month, we wrote about the government’s motion for an order to show cause in United States v. Bayer, and the potential lessons to be gleaned from that case.  Bayer entered into a consent decree with the FTC in 2007, which prohibited the company from making any representation about the benefits, performance, or efficacy of a dietary supplement without “competent and reliable scientific evidence” to substantiate such claim.  The current proceedings arise from FTC’s assertion that Bayer lacks such substantiation for its representations about its probiotic product Phillips’ Colon Health.   Now it is time to briefly update our readers, as the saga of Bayer continues.  more

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