website claims that one of his
first actions, when starting consumerlab.com, was to hire one of the "world's leading experts on dietary supplements", Dr. William Obermeyer
Dr. Obermeyer had been working as an upper-level Food and Drug Administration chemist for nine years before undertaking his business partnership with Cooperman.
We investigated Obermeyer
based upon speculations about why someone with a cushy, well-paid governmental job at the F.D.A.
, with likely no accountability whatsoever, would suddenly give up that secure position in favor of a risky job venture in a new business that had never been explored.
Dr. Obermeyer's work in the F.D.A. had been limited to investigating contamination in dietary supplements, and watching for unapproved claims from competing treatment methodologies.
It is documented that Obermeyer
complained that the F.D.A.
did not have the necessary funds to persecute people who reported competing cancer treatments, whilst investigating supplement companies at the same time.
Obermeyer's comments have led us to conclude that his
resignation was prompted by the F.D.A.
not being aggressive enough in suppressing information about successful alternatives, instead of concerns about sincere product safety.
Cooperman's partner, Dr. Obermeyer, spent nine glorious years inside the F.D.A., seeking problems with dietary supplements, before continuing the same work at Consumer Lab.