FDA Told To Improve Complaints Tracking For Supplements

Law360, Washington (March 18, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Monday urged the Food and Drug Administration to take another look at its adverse events reporting system for dietary supplements, saying a better system could bolster its post-market regulatory efforts.

According to the GAO, a significant number of adverse events involving dietary supplements may not be reported to the FDA, which could downplay consumer safety risks that the agency should monitor.

The report, released Monday, noted that poison control centers received at least 1,000 more adverse event reports related to...
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