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Clinical Trials For Supplement Claims Not An FTC Rule, But A Standard

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection official Richard Cleland takes on the hot-button issue by explaining that a supplement health or structure/function claim doesn't need support from research with the size and scope of studies looking at the safety and efficacy of a drug ingredient proposed for a certain indication. Supplement ad claims, though, still need competent and reliable scientific evidence as support.

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