US tightens rules on vitamin claims

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 30 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:293
  1. G McBride

    New labelling regulations introduced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will make it more difficult for the manufacturers of vitamins and other dietary supplements to make health claims on behalf of their products. Any claims printed on labels must now be supported by “significant scientific agreement among qualified experts.”

    The FDA has also announced further measures, to be introduced in a year's time. These will require all preparations that may contain vitamins, minerals, herbs, fish oils, amino acids and proteins, organ extracts, …

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