Call to Action: Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act of 2019

Call to Action: Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act of 2019

Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act of 2019. Representatives Ryan and Cole introduced this bill on April 3, 2019. The bill currently has 8 co-sponsors.

The text of the bill is available at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2074/text?fbclid=IwAR3Xr7YABCf4sFERNHO00yOkq7HCV2h1DHTnVXWL1OzKlc6znHEb9nY9n9s.

Please support this bill by contacting your representative. A state-by-state directory is available at https://www.house.gov/representatives.

You can also find your representative by zip code at https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative?fbclid=IwAR0XjoajmDCz7loMHtt2-Tx8K6-Rvf6QifiyVklSPejTw1J7A7ene0gwbUA.

I was contacted by Representative Ryan’s office and asked for my opinion regarding wording of the bill. The bill currently reads in part that a drug must state if it contains an ingredient that is derived directly or indirectly from a gluten-containing grain (including wheat, barley, rye, and their crossbred hybrids).

This language is consistent with how FDA addresses gluten in its draft guidance, “Gluten in Drug Products and Associated Labeling Recommendations Guidance for Industry.” In this document, FDA appears to interpret “ingredients derived directly or indirectly from a gluten-containing grain” to include ingredients derived from wheat starch and ingredients produced through a fermentation process if the fermentation medium is derived from wheat, barley, or rye or their crossbred hybrids.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Ann
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    We now have 18 co-sponsors for the legislation. It’s growing bit by bit but we really need everyone to jump in and write, call, or email your US representative & ask them to co-sponsor.
    I have emailed my US Representative but it doesn’t hurt a bit to keep on them about it. I’m writing every 10 days to 2 weeks. Make sure it doesn’t fall off their radar.

    May 19, 2019 at 2:39 am

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