Mad About Vitamins

When the FDA took on the supplement industry, the agency may have bitten off more than it can chew

It has had all the trappings of a media circus. Sissy Spacek showed up at a Beverly Hills, California, press conference urging health-conscious Americans to "start screaming at Congress and the White House." Mariel Hemingway spoke her mind to the New York Times on the issue of pill dosages and potency. Whoopi Goldberg, Randy Travis, Laura Dern and friends sent a videotape to Washington that included a shot of Mel Gibson being dragged from his home in handcuffs, saying "Gee guys, they were only vitamins!" A BATTLE ROYAL JELLY, proclaimed one headline writer. THE FDA'S WAR OF THE ROSE HIPS, wrote...

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