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Dr. David G. Hattan

Wrong Dr. David G. Hattan?

Senior Toxicologist CFSAN and FDA...

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20201
United States

Company Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the principal federal agency responsible for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of FAO and WHO Joint Expert Committee On Food Additives


  • Ph.D.
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Dangers of Aspartame at dragonfly ranch blog [cached]
"While there were a few inaccuracies (in the original safety tests) there was nothing convincing to keep aspartame off the market," insists David Hattan, Ph.D., acting director of FDA's Division of Health Effects Evaluation.
But, according to the principals of science "if test results cannot be reproduced in a controlled setting then you cannot preclude other factors that might have caused seizure expressions," explains Hattan, who declares he has consumed copious amounts of aspartame with no ill effects.
"Before we allow any substance into the food supply," said Hattan at the FDA, "we have rigorous series of tests that must be performed and they (the proponents of stevia) back off because there is no patent for stevia and it cannot enjoy any commercial exclusivity."
"I am not denying these peoples symptoms," says Hattan at the FDA, "but it is entirely possible that when patients stopped using aspartame they might also coincidentally have had remission of their symptoms."
Return to Subject Index - Main Index, 11 Feb 2006 [cached]
David Hattan, deputy director of the FDA Division of Toxicological Review and Evaluation, concedes that anyone reading the original FDA investigation reports is likely to be "shocked" by what they reveal. He says that the ensuing review of the Searle studies, in which he was involved from the time of his arrival in 1978, was one of the most thorough in the agency's history.
The myth actually prompted such a ... [cached]
The myth actually prompted such a wild fire that Dr. David G. Hattan, Director of the Division of Health Effects Evaluation of the FDA (PDF Warning), was forced to publicly respond. He assured the public that, despite legitimate and multiple attempts to prove otherwise, aspartame does not cause Alzheimer's disease.
Dave Hattan, a safety regulator for the FDA, responded that the study only confirmed the need for testing on humans.At independent labs, he insisted, aspartame provoked seizures.
Sinfully Sweet?, 6 April 2011 [cached]
"We have attempted to get the studies, and thus far have not been successful," concedes David Hattan of the FDA's Division of Health Effects Evaluation, speaking of the research published in "small regional journals in South America.
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