McCain Proposal Would Increase Supplement Oversight

Law360, New York (February 4, 2010, 4:50 PM EST) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has announced that he will introduce legislation to increase government scrutiny of the dietary supplement industry.

Announced Wednesday, the bill would require supplement companies to annually report all adverse events from their products to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, require retailers to make sure their suppliers are following the law, and would require manufacturers to register with the FDA and fully disclose their ingredients.

The bill, called the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010, would also allow the FDA to force...
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