FDA, Senate Democrats Propose New Oversight on Dietary Supplements

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration proposed new guidelines on dietary supplements, seeking stronger public oversight of these products. In addition, Democratic Senators Richard Durbin and Richard Blumenthal submitted the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011, a bill that proposed reclassification of food additives and dietary supplements to be managed by the Food and Drug Administration. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch blasted the proposed bill. “I don’t know why we should add more regulation when what we have on the books is working.”