Dietary Supplement Marketers Now Under OIG Scrutiny

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT) -- In an October 2012 report, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged that “structure/function” (S/F) claims made for dietary supplements were inadequately substantiated and inconsistently notified to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as required.

The OIG investigation was triggered by concerns expressed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and public interest groups and is based upon the examination of substantiation for weight loss and immune function claims made for 127 dietary supplements. The supplements were purchased from...
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