Regulations, Reports and WarningsAdverse Event Reporting for Dietary Supplements: An Inadequate Safety Valve (PDF | 1.9 MB)
DHHS. Office of the Inspector General.
2001 Report on effectiveness of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) adverse event reporting system for dietary supplements in protecting the American consumer.
Dietary Supplements: An Advertising Guide for Industry
Federal Trade Commission.
Provides guidance on identifying and justifying claims on dietary supplements.
Dietary Supplements Alerts and Safety Information
DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition.
Contains updated alerts and safety information reported for specific dietary supplements.
Food Safety: Improvements Needed in Overseeing the Safety of Dietary Supplements and "Functional Foods" (PDF | 974 KB)
US General Accounting Office.
Proposed Framework for Evaluating the Safety of Dietary Supplements
NRC. NAS. National Academies Press.
The Poisonous Plant Guide Database
Colorado State University.
Provides pictures, common names, descriptions, toxic parts of the plants, symptoms of poisoning and distribution maps of those plants normally found in the wild.
Dietary Supplements Use Among U.S. Adults
DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.
Discusses key findings on the use of dietary supplements in the U.S. by demographic group.
White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Provides access to a final report (March 2002) of legislative and administrative recommendations concerning complementary and alternative medicine.
Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA
DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.
Includes tips for reporting, a quick-reference chart for reporting problems, and a list of the types of problems FDA doesn't handle.