Skip to:

The FDA will finally crack down on dietary supplements—Here's what experts have to say

William McCarthy, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted by SELF in an article about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s announcement to increase regulations on dietary supplements.

Monday, February 11, 2019

You may not realize it, but dietary supplements aren’t regulated in the U.S. by the FDA the same way that medications are. And while the FDA will take action against misbranded or inferior supplements after they hit the market, the companies that make and sell these products are ultimately responsible for making sure they’re safe and correctly labeled before they’re available for you to buy.

That’s the system that’s been in place for over two decades under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. Now, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced in a statement that the organization wants to consider imposing tighter regulations.

Read more from SELF