Celiac Michael Weber began taking a generic drug seven years ago and developed side effects consistent with ingesting gluten. He then petitioned the FDA to either eliminate wheat gluten in medicines or require new labeling on drugs containing the protein. In 2011, the FDA sought public comments about the issue, but otherwise has not taken action.
The New York resident has now filed a lawsuit to demand the FDA do something.
“I called my pharmacy and they were not able to determine that drug was gluten-free,” says Weber. “So then I had to find which manufacturer produced the generic. I went to their website and then had to speak to somebody at the company. They said that was not a gluten-free batch … so I had to discontinue taking the drug. I would like to be able to take drugs and not have any fears or go through all these hoops.” Click to continue reading »