A Closer Look At Dietary Supplement Labels

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 7:26 AM EST) -- On Oct. 2, 2012, the Office of the Inspector General issued a study entitled, “Dietary Supplements: Structure/Function Claims Fail to Meet Federal Requirement”  and a report entitled “Dietary Supplements: Companies May Be Difficult To Locate in an Emergency.” The study was part of the Department of Health and Human Services' OIG work plan for 2012 and addresses concerns raised by the General Accounting Office and public interest groups over “structure/function claims” on dietary supplement labels.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had been “urged … to...
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