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Dr. William R. Obermeyer

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Phone: (410) ***-****  
Local Address:  Pasadena , Maryland , United States , LLC
333 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains , New York 10605
United States

Company Description: is a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition. It has no ownership or...   more

Employment History


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    Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
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Web References in the News, See which news organizations have covered's test findings, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
Dr. William Obermeyer of Dr. William Obermeyer, Vice President of Research at featured on CBS News affiliate stations (November 10, 2010) discussing the verification process uses for its independent tests on vitamins and supplements. Watch the segment now >>
The American Medical Association's Archives of Internal Medicine journal (October 25, 2010) published a peer-reviewed article based on's testing of red yeast rice supplements. The article is authored by Ram Gordon, M.D. and David Becker, M.D., both of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and's Tod Cooperman, M.D. and William Obermeyer, Ph.D. Data in the article includes results from's Product Review of Red Yeast Rice Supplements (2008).
About, Learn all about, 27 Feb 2014 [cached]
William R. Obermeyer, Ph.D. SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR: Dr. William Obermeyer founded the research department at in 1999 and served as Vice President for Research until 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Obermeyer served at the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for nine years where he was a Natural Products Chemist guiding research activities of various natural products and educating the public, academia and industry on the safety and proper manufacture and testing of dietary supplements. Dr. Obermeyer is an internationally recognized authority on pharmacognosy (the science of natural products) and serves on the Executive Board of the AOAC Technical Division for Reference Materials. Dr. Obermeyer received his Ph.D. from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
"A lot of things can have ..., 15 Sept 2011 [cached]
"A lot of things can have organically bound arsenic like kelp, but most of those flow right through you" and don't accumulate, said William Obermeyer, a former FDA chemist who cofounded
Evaluating The Evaluators from Consumer Lab [cached]
Consumer Lab's website claims that one of his first actions, when starting, 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.
ION® Nutrition, 5 Mar 2008 [cached]
About one in four dietary supplements tested don't meet quality or safety standards, according to former FDA research scientist William Obermeyer, a co- founder of the independent testing firm,, which tests thousands of supplement products.
Some are tainted with pesticides, salmonella, glass, bacteria or heavy metals such as lead and cadmium. Others fail for a variety of reasons, including a lack of ingredients, improper ingredients, failure to break down properly and mislabeling.
Because manufacturers seek low-cost ingredients, Obermeyer said it's a safe bet that some of the tainted products contain ingredients from China, which typically are cheaper.
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