Committee Hearings on Dietary Supplements

Date: 
Thursday, May 27, 1999 - 12:56pm

Chairman Burton held several hearings on FDA’s regulation of dietary supplements. He used the hearings in part as an opportunity to criticize FDA for what he claimed was over-regulation of dietary supplement products. Rep. Waxman’s opening statements explained that while there are supplements such as certain minerals and vitamins that play an important role in promoting health, there are legitimate concerns about the efficacy as well as the safety of some of these products that need to be addressed.

Issues: 
106th Congress