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2006

Administrative Law

Western New England University School of Law

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A Drug By Any Other Name ... ? Paradoxes In Dietary Supplement Risk Regulation, Lars Noah, Barbara A. Noah Jan 2006

A Drug By Any Other Name ... ? Paradoxes In Dietary Supplement Risk Regulation, Lars Noah, Barbara A. Noah

Faculty Scholarship

Dietary supplements present vexing regulatory challenges for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although several observers have called for reform or repeal of Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), and the FDA often has lamented its lack of meaningful authority over dietary supplements, this Author suggests that the agency actually possesses the regulatory muscle to adopt a more aggressive risk identification and risk management strategy within the confines of DSHEA, and that it need not ask Congress to amend the statute.