Linda Page’s company, Healthy Healing, is back on the regulatory radar. Back in January Healthy Healing, which operates as Crystal Star, was part of a group of retailers the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, called “unscrupulous vendors” the agency accused of “trying to capitalize on the opioid epidemic” by peddling unapproved withdrawal remedies.
FDA called the Healthy Healing’s Withdrawal Support supplement “misbranded” and labeled it a “new drug” in a formal warning letter to Linda Page. The Federal Trade Commission also chimed in, advising Page to review her “unsubstantiated” advertising claims.
But this latest warning letter seems to be more of a general caution. In it Healthy Healing president Anthony Torntore was warned about alleged violations found during a multi-day inspection of the distribution center in late March and early April of this year. While there, investigators say they collected a copy of the company’s catalog and some product packaging. At some point, they also visited the company’s website.
Ultimately, FDA called out two supplements for notable potential violations–Para Purge and Women’s Friend. Para Purge was warned for claims like “. . . detoxifying the body of foreign organisms” while Woman’s Friend was cited for claims like “reduce swelling” and “normalize bleeding”.
To date, it does not appear that Torntore, Page or anyone else associated with Healthy Healing/Crystal Star has publicly commented on the newest FDA warning.
Categories: FDA Warning Letters