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Sunday, August 23, 2015
Iowa Dietary Supplement Firm Shuts Down Under Consent Decree
U.S. District Judge Edward J. McManus for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Iowa Select Herbs LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of drugs and dietary supplements, and its two co-owners, Gordon L. Freeman and Lois A. Dotterweich. The complaint, filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, sought a permanent injunction against the company and its owners for unlawfully manufacturing and distributing unapproved new drugs, misbranded drugs, adulterated dietary supplements and misbranded dietary supplements.
The company and its owners marketed their products online athttp://stores.iowaselectherbs.com/ and through online marketplace websites, such as eBay, Amazon and buy.com. They also sold their products through a retail location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
“The FDA works with companies to ensure their processes comply with the public health requirements in our laws and regulations,” said Melinda Plaisier, FDA associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “But when a company refuses to comply, we will take aggressive enforcement action.”