The regulation of dietary supplements in the United States: advocating for a reasonable approach, protecting patient safety, and the role of nursing.

@article{Vatistas2012TheRO,
  title={The regulation of dietary supplements in the United States: advocating for a reasonable approach, protecting patient safety, and the role of nursing.},
  author={Thomas J Vatistas and Joanne G. Samuels},
  journal={Policy, politics & nursing practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={113-6}
}
Many Americans report using dietary supplements (DS) and there is evidence that the use of such products is increasing. Under the current regulatory system DS are not tested for safety or effectiveness, as with over the counter and prescription drugs, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has limited authority to protect Americans from potential harm… CONTINUE READING