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August 1997 Issue

Government Mulls Tougher Scrutiny of Supplements

The Presidential Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels has taken a giant leap into the fray, issuing its first report, sure to be controversial. The commission was established to advise FDA on how best to monitor supplements' health claims. In the report, the group urged "swift enforcement action" by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to assure the safety of dietary supplements, including herbal preparations, so that incidence like the current ephedra fiasco won't

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