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Jarrow Rogovin Challenges NPA To Account For Negative Statements Made By Dr. Daniel Fabricant During FDA Tenure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



JARROW ROGOVIN CHALLENGES NPA TO ACCOUNT FOR NEGATIVE STATEMENTS MADE BY DR. DANIEL FABRICANT DURING FDA TENURE


LOS ANGELES - September 24, 2014 - Jarrow L. Rogovin, Founder and President of Jarrow Formulas®, has sent a pointed letter to the Natural Products Association (NPA) Board requesting an open and public airing of the hiring of Dr. Fabricant as Executive Director and CEO of the NPA given his numerous condemnations of the Dietary Supplement industry while he was the Director of Dietary Supplement Programs at the FDA.

With the NPA’s hiring of Dr. Fabricant as Executive Director and CEO - an action that seems incomprehensibly irrational - the NPA has a responsibility to account for Dr. Fabricant’s slanderous statements to and about the Dietary Supplement industry,” says Mr. Rogovin.

Mr. Rogovin also points out that on most topics federal statutes bar Dr. Fabricant from meeting with the FDA or Congress for two years, and for some issues he is perpetually barred. According to federal law, Dr. Fabricant is not allowed to appear before Congress or any governmental body as a lobbyist or activist and could face fines up to $50,000 for each violation.

Given Dr. Fabricant’s many destructive statements towards the Dietary Supplement industry while at the FDA and the two year cooling off period in which he is barred from most substantive lobbying work, I would like the NPA to explain how it can in good faith appoint Dr. Fabricant as an industry representative,” says Mr. Rogovin.

There is a serious question, according to Rogovin, whether Dr. Fabricant would even be welcome at a meeting with the FDA due to a lawsuit filed by a former employee in the Office of Dietary Supplements alleging retaliatory employment practices by Dr. Fabricant against the plaintiff.

I simply do not see how someone who was so hostile towards the Dietary Supplement industry can now claim to advocate for it,” concludes the industry pioneer.

ABOUT JARROW FORMULAS

Jarrow Formulas is based in Los Angeles, California, and is a formulator and supplier of superior nutritional supplements. The company was founded in 1977 and today it markets its products in the United States and throughout the world. Jarrow Formulas' goal is to promote optimal health based on sound scientific research data. The company’s complete line of nutritional products includes vitamins, minerals, probiotics, standardized herbal concentrates, amino acids, enzymes and enteral nutrition products. www.jarrow.com.

JARROW FORMULAS, INC. MEDIA CONTACT:

Rory Lipsky

Senior Director of Business Strategy, Jarrow Formulas

  1. 204-6939

  2. rory@jarrow.com


Link to letter:

http://www.jarrow.com/eMarketing/Jarrow-Letter-To-NPA-Board-9-16-2014.pdf

Link to attachments:

http://www.jarrow.com/eMarketing/Jarrow-Letter-To-NPA-Board-Attachments-9-16-2014.pdf

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