dietary supplement

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dietary supplement

n.
A product containing one or more vitamins, herbs, enzymes, amino acids, or other ingredients, that is taken orally to supplement one's diet, as by providing a missing nutrient.
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Center for Science in the Public Interest, Statement of Bruce Silverglade on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) implementation of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).
Wais, Stomaching the Burden of Dietary Supplement Safety: The Need to Shift the Burden of Proof Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, 28 SEATTLE U.
Besides research studies on the benefits of dietary supplements from such leading institutions as Johns Hopkins University and the American Heart Association, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act created the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) within the National Institutes of Health to focus specifically on advancing the study of dietary supplements in this country.
Part III gives an overview of current regulation under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.
Pharmanex fought the drug designation for its over-the-counter product, however, citing a 1994 law known as the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA).
She believes companies would be wise to follow the guidelines of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) passed in 1994 that governs label claims for dietary supplements, including herbs, if indeed they are making therapeutic claims.
Herbal remedies and additives became more prevalent after 1994, when the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act exempted dietary supplements from the rigorous regulation required of drugs.
The dietary supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, passed late last Congress, is being touted as a milestone piece of legislation that will significantly change the regulatory framework for dietary supplements by relaxing premarket approval requirements and providing greater flexibility in making claims for dietary supplements.
Finally, we believe that the FDA's budget to enforce quality and safety standards provided for under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act needs to be increased.
In meeting with the new members of Congress, the two associations focused on why the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) is the appropriate regulation for the supplement industry, providing FDA with enforcement tools to protect consumers while still allowing for access to a wide variety of safe and beneficial products.
Tom Harkin, one of the original sponsors of 1994's Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act and a supporter of the new web site, said when the bureau was introduced at a news conference in late July.
However, under the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, proof of herbal products' safety is not required prior to their being marketed.