Regulation of Dietary Supplements is organized by Western Schools and will be held from May 08, 2017 - May 08, 2020.
Pharmacists who are knowledgeable about the regulation of dietary supplements are better equipped to assist patients in their use of these products. Dietary supplements are regulated as a category of food under the DSHEA legislation and manufacturers are responsible for product quality and appropriate labeling and advertising of their products. Manufacturers may make three types of claims on their product labels: health claims, nutrient content claims, and structure-function claims. The FDA does not review or approve products before marketing; instead, an action is taken against manufacturers that market unsafe, contaminated, or adulterated products. Healthcare providers can assist patients in the safe use of dietary supplements by recommending products only from manufacturers that have a strong reputation for ethical practice or by looking for a certification mark from one of the independent testing programs before recommending a product.
• Discuss the history of regulation of dietary supplements.
• Summarize the elements of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.
• Examine the issues related to dietary supplement product quality.
• Identify programs that assure dietary supplement quality and safety.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.