Senate Looks To Regulate Dietary Supplements

Law360, New York (June 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Senate panel approved a bill Wednesday that would require dietary supplements makers to report any deaths or other serious health effects that result from consumption of their products.

The bill, known as “The Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act,” would give companies 15 business days to report life-threatening conditions, hospitalizations, disabilities, birth defects and congenital anomalies to the Food and Drug Administration. It would also require manufacturers to keep records of such serious adverse effects for six years.

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