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FDA supplement ombudsman

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) urges HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson to establish a dietary supplement ombudsman position at FDA, in Feb. 21 letter. Pallone states ombudsman "would be responsible for providing guidance on many of the questions the industry and the public have with regard to dietary supplements. [He] would help address the need for centralized authority and accountability within FDA." American Herbal Products Association called for a supplement ombudsman at FDA in a 2001 letter to the White House Commission for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (1"The Tan Sheet" July 30, 2001, In Brief). Pallone's letter also calls for the release of GMPs, noting they have been delayed numerous times...

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