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Sen. Richard Durbin

This from the 10/10/05 edition of the NNFA Supplement email newsletter:

In an effort to draw attention to adverse event reporting (AER) for dietary supplements, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced and promptly withdrew an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act that would have prohibited the sale of certain dietary supplements on military bases if manufacturers did not have a system to report adverse events to the government. After Durbin introduced the amendment on October 6, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) compelled Durbin to withdraw the amendment by assuring him that adverse event reporting would be a priority in the Senate health committee that Enzi chairs. Last year, Durbin attempted to attach a similar amendment to the defense spending bill but also withdrew it when Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) agreed to work with him in drafting broader AER legislation. NNFA will monitor activity toward drafting such legislation and continue to keep members apprised.


Joel B. Rothman represents clients in intellectual property infringement litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, defamation, trade libel, unfair competition, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and commercial matters. Joel’s litigation practice also includes significant focus on electronic discovery issues such as e-discovery management and motion practice relating to e-discovery.