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Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on dietary supplement safety, fraud, and other consumer protection matters. Also, information on how to file a report or complaint.

  • FDA: Consumer Updates on Dietary Supplementsexternal link disclaimer
    Consumer updates on dietary supplements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sign up to receive consumer updates by email.
  • FDA: Safety Alerts & Advisoriesexternal link disclaimer
    Safety warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about specific dietary supplements. Provides a weblink for reporting health problems associated with dietary supplements.
  • FDA: MedWatch external link disclaimer
    MedWatch allows health care professionals and consumers to report serious problems that they believe may be associated with the medical products they prescribe, dispense, or use, including dietary supplements and other products. These reports, along with follow-up investigations, can help to identify important safety concerns.
  • FDA: How to Spot Health Fraudexternal link disclaimer
    Tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on how to avoid fraudulent or ineffective products.
  • FTC: Dietary Supplementsexternal link disclaimer
    This Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consumer page links to fact sheets, consumer alerts, promotional items, and articles focusing on dietary supplements.
  • FTC: Weight Loss & Fitnessexternal link disclaimer
    This Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consumer protection page links to fact sheets, consumer alerts, and articles on weight loss and fitness products.
  • DOD: Human Performance Resource Center: Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS)external link disclaimer
    Information from the Department of Defense (DoD) on making informed decisions about dietary supplement use.
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