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IOM Recommends Action on Dietary Supplements

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Science  09 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5668, pp. 188
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5668.188b

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A new report from the Institute of Medicine concludes that the Food and Drug Administration is legally hamstrung in its efforts to determine the safety of dietary supplements and urges improvements.