Beginning January 14, 2006, supplement industry lawyer Jonathan Emord who represented the plaintiffs in the landmark case Pearson v. Shalala will host “Health Law and Politics.” The program will air every Saturday from 4PM to 6PM Eastern via radio stations nationwide and via web radio over the Talk Star Radio Network.
According to this press release Emord’s program will document
instances of FDA and FTC abuse of power that sacrifice life or liberty. He will interview experts in the fields of health and medicine, litigants in cases against the FDA and the FTC, members of Congress and other government decisionmakers, and victims of FDA denial of access to medical treatment or health information. He will also provide his own expert commentary on the legal and health implications of the government’s actions. “We will reveal the cost in human life, health, and liberty of political decisions that protect drug companies from competition at the expense of consumers,” Emord said. “We will show how FDA and FTC fail to follow the rule of law, harm those they were designed to help, and ignore the will of Congress, the Courts, and the American people,” he said.
The inaugural January 14 program will discuss the FDA’s ban on ephedra, the agency’s unlawful maintenance of that ban in the face of a federal court order holding the ban unlawful, the scientific evidence on the safety and efficacy of low dose ephedra, and the effect on obesity in consumers denied access to the product for weight loss. Featured guests include Arne Astrup, M.D.; scientists Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw; and the President of Nutraceutical Corporation (the party that won the ephedra case) Bruce Hough. Emord is the lead counsel for Nutraceutical Corporation in the case.
Thanks to Greg for the tip ;-).