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Cedar Rapids supplement company forced to stop selling products

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A Cedar Rapids company has been forced to stop selling its products after settling litigation with the federal government.

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa, Iowa Select Herbs LLC agreed to settle the litigation through a consent decree of permanent injunction. The injunction is against the company, its president and CEO, Gordon L. Freeman, and a partial owner, Lois A. Dotterweich.

The Department of Justice filed a complaint at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The complaint alleged the company manufactured dietary supplements under conditions inadequate to ensure the quality of the products. The FDA also said the products qualified as unapproved and misbranded drugs because they claimed to treat and prevent a variety of diseases but were never submitted to the FDA for approval.

The products in question were sold online and through a retail location in Cedar Rapids.

In the consent decree, the company agrees to stop all production and distribution of the products in question and recall them. They also agree to to stop the manufacture and distribution of any dietary supplement or drug until the FDA approves it.

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