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Emord & Associates Press Releases

Government Dealth Another Set Back in Attempt to Block Challenge to ObamaCare (December 20, 2010)

On December 20, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Judge David Dowd) denied a motion by the government to stay a challenge by the U.S. Citizens Association, represented by Washington, D.C. firm Emord & Associates, P.C., against the President’s health reform law. The government tried to stay the case pending a decision by the Sixth Circuit in a related action. The Court denied the stay and ordered the prompt filing of cross motions for summary judgment by January 10, 2011.

FDA Agrees to Allow Additional Selenium-Cancer Claims (December 16, 2010)

In the advent of Emord & Associates’ May 27, 2010 victory over FDA in ANH v. Sebelius (wherein the U.S. District Court Judge Ellen S. Huvelle held FDA censorship of selenium-cancer risk reduction claims unconstitutional under the First Amendment), the FDA has agreed to allow the following additional selenium-cancer risk reduction claims to be made effective immediately on selenium-containing dietary supplements:

Another Federal Court Denies Obama Administration Attempt to Dismiss Suit Against Obama Health Care Bill (November 22, 2010)

On November 22, 2010, Judge David Dowd of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio denied another attempt by the Obama Administration to stop a suit challenging the President’s health care reform law.

Emord Named “Honorary Nutrition Specialist” (October 20, 2010)

On October 19, 2010, Dr. Robert I. Lin, President of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, invoked Article XVII of the CBNS by-laws for the first time to bestow on Constitutional and Administrative Law attorney Jonathan W. Emord the title “Honorary Nutrition Specialist.” View the Certificate.

In Negotiation Breakthrough, FDA Agrees to Allow Selenium Qualified Health Claims With Succinct Disclaimers (September 28, 2010)

Emord & Associates is pleased to announce a partial settlement with FDA following the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in ANH v. Sebelius.

Emord Files Constitutional Challenge to Heatlh Care Reform Law in the U.S. District Court in Ohio (May 12, 2010)

Attorneys for the United States Citizens Association (USCA), et al., filed suit today challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. No. 111-148, H.R. 3590) (the “Health Reform Law”). Jonathan W. Emord of Emord & Associates, P.C. (lead counsel); William G. Williams of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. L.P.A.; and David Grossack filed the suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The suit challenges the Health Reform Law’s mandatory requirement that every uninsured American purchase health insurance. The suit contends that the federal government has no constitutional power to compel citizens to purchase a particular product with after tax dollars.

McCain’s Dietary Supplement Safety Act Threatens to Dramatically Change the Dietary Supplement Industry (February 9, 2010)

On February 3, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) introduced his Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 (“DSSA”), a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND).

Emord Moves Court for Summary Judgment Against FDA (October 14, 2009)

On October 13, 2009, Emord & Associates filed with U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) a motion for summary judgment. The motion asks the Court to declare FDA’s condemnation of five selenium/cancer risk reduction claims unconstitutional under the First Amendment and to enjoin FDA from preventing the three parties to the suit from using the claims on labels and in labeling of selenium-containing dietary supplements.

The American College of Nutrition’s Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists Selects Jonathan W. Emord to Be the First Non-Scientist Board Member (October 4, 2009)

The Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS) announced today the selection of constitutional and administrative lawyer Jonathan W. Emord to be its first non-scientist board member.

Emord Sues FDA: Antioxidant Vitamin Claim Suppression Violates First Amendment (August 14, 2009)

Today Emord & Associates, P.C. filed a third suit in as many weeks against the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the FDA.

Emord Sues FDA: GMP Final Rule for Dietary Supplements Violates the DSHEA Adulteration Provision (August 7, 2009)

On August 7, 2009, Emord & Associates, P.C. filed suit against the FDA in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging FDA’s Final Rule on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for dietary supplements.

Congressman Ron Paul Introduces 3 Bills to Restore Constitutional Government; End FDA Censorship of Health Claims; and End FTC Censorship of Health Information (July 29, 2009)

Washington, D.C.: Today on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul introduced three bills that would restore constitutional government; end FDA censorship of health claims; and end FTC censorship of health information.

Commenters oppose GlaxoSmithKline petition seeking to ban dietary supplement weight loss claims (April 17, 2008)

ROCKVILLE, M.D. – On behalf of Durk Pearson, Sandy Shaw, and Life Enhancement Products, Inc., Emord & Associates, P.C. filed on October 31, 2008 a comment with FDA opposing the GlaxoSmithKline Citizen Petition for FDA to treat weight loss claims for dietary supplements as disease claims.

Scientific and Legal Emergency Response Task Force established to address international natural health crisis (September 23, 2008)

TORONTO, CANADA – On the heels of the recent attempts to severely restrict and further regulate natural supplements and remedies through legislative Bill C-51 in Canada, the increased concerns regarding the US Food and Drug Administration’s revisions of the cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices regulations) and ongoing concerns over the severely restrictive European regulatory regime on natural health products, an unprecedented two-day conference concluded last Friday with the formation of an international scientific and legal task force.

The New cGMPs for Dietary Supplements Threaten 1/3 of the Dietary Supplement Industry With Destruction (June 24, 2007)

On June 22, 2007, FDA promulgated the most extensive regulations governing any of its regulated licensees, the cGMPs for dietary supplements. In an 820 page final rule, FDA imposed “cradle to grave” regulations on every aspect of the manufacture, holding, and distribution of dietary supplements. By FDA’s own admission, the regulations will eliminate approximately 140 dietary supplement companies, will increase the cost of dietary supplements, will decrease the availability of dietary supplements, and will create new, costly barriers to entry into the dietary supplement marketplace.

Whether evaluating a concept, performing regulatory due diligence, maintaining or prosecuting regulatory filings, or contesting adverse litigation, Emord & Associates provides exceptional counsel for all your litigation and regulatory needs.

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