Food and Drug Administration
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulates dietary supplements as a category of foods, and not as drugs. While pharmaceutical companies are required to obtain FDA approval, which involves assessing the risks and benefits prior to their entry into the market, dietary supplements do not need to be pre-approved by FDA before they can enter the market.
How does this information affect how or if you would recommend supplements to others?
Do you think dietary supplements should be regulated in a similar manner that drugs are?