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Enough Already: The Truth About the 'Unregulated' Supplement Industry

By Tracy Shields March 16, 2016 No comments

It seems that every time you turn around there’s a news article churning out the same myth: the vitamin supplement industry is not regulated. These articles tend to be written with authority, no less, and even appear in reputable news outlets like The Washington Post and Forbes.

The reality is that vitamin supplement companies face random inspections by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for label compliancy, language compliancy, ingredient compliancy and post-market surveillance —a program in place that mandates manufacturers of vitamin supplements to submit to the FDA serious adverse events while maintaining records for all adverse events.

Here are the facts, as cited by the Natural Products Association: