Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Saturday, November 06, 2004

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS: IOM CALLS FOR CHANGES IN THE 1994 DSHEA.

What's New - April 9, 2004

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS: IOM CALLS FOR CHANGES IN THE 1994 DSHEA.

Among the worst pieces of legislation ever enacted, the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act exempted suppliers of natural supplements from the need to prove safety, efficacy, or purity (WN 16 Aug 02). The FDA can take a supplement off the market if it’s found to be harmful, but has succeeded in doing so only one time, after a celebrity died (WN 2 Jan 04). In a new report, the Institute of Medicine urges that the law be changed to improve the process. But the supplement industry wields enormous power; a bill to expand the FDA’s authority is stalled in conference.




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