January 2017

FDA Posting Dietary Supplement Adverse Event Reports

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has announced that they will now make available  adverse event reports on dietary supplements, as well as foods and cosmetics, on a quarterly basis. Postmarketing adverse event reports submitted from January 2004 through September 2016 was recently provided online, including 25,412 reports for dietary supplements. These reports are mainly submitted by consumers and healthcare providers. There reports can be accessed on the FDA website.  

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