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Message from the Director

Photo of ODS Director Paul M. Coates

Paul M. Coates, Ph.D.

Dr. Coates has served as the Director of ODS since 1999.

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the National Library of Medicine, is inviting public comment on the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD). Launched in June 2013, DSLD now provides all the information from the labels of 50,000 dietary supplement products marketed in the United States. ODS is particularly interested in comments about features to add and functionality improvements that would make the DSLD a more useful tool to users.

A federal stakeholder panel for the DSLD will consider all comments received. ODS welcomes input from academic researchers, government agencies, the dietary supplement industry, and other interested parties, including consumers. The DSLD can be accessed online at http://dsld.nlm.nih.govexternal link disclaimer.

All comments should be sent to, and must be received by 11:59 p.m. eastern time, December 31, 2015.

Paul M. Coates, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health

More information is available in the Federal Register noticeexternal link disclaimer or you may contact:
Richard Bailen M.B.A., M.H.A., Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 3B01, Bethesda, MD 20892-7517, Phone: 301-435-2920, Fax: 301-480-1845, E-mail: