42 U.S. Code § 287c–11 - Dietary supplements
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The Secretary shall establish an Office of Dietary Supplements within the National Institutes of Health.
The purposes of the Office are—
(1) to explore more fully the potential role of dietary supplements as a significant part of the efforts of the United States to improve health care; and
The Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements shall—
(1) conduct and coordinate scientific research within the National Institutes of Health relating to dietary supplements and the extent to which the use of dietary supplements can limit or reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, birth defects, osteoporosis, cataracts, or prostatism;
(2) collect and compile the results of scientific research relating to dietary supplements, including scientific data from foreign sources or the Office of Alternative Medicine;
(3) serve as the principal advisor to the Secretary and to the Assistant Secretary for Health and provide advice to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on issues relating to dietary supplements including—
(C) claims characterizing the relationship between—
Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title IV, § 485C, as added Pub. L. 103–417, § 13(a),Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4334; amended Pub. L. 109–482, title I, § 103(b)(43),Jan. 15, 2007, 120 Stat. 3688.)
2007—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 109–482struck out heading and text of subsec. (e). Text read as follows: “There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1994 and such sums as may be necessary for each subsequent fiscal year.”
Effective Date of 2007 Amendment
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