Dietary supplements fall under the regulation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), which was passed in 1994, requires that information used on product labels and other marketing materials is truthful and not misleading. The FTC will take action against companies whose advertising is deceptive, false, or misleading. Additionally, the FDA requires that all dietary supplement manufacturers follow good manufacturing practices (GMPs) to ensure supplements are produced in a quality manner and are accurately labeled. FDA regulatory officials inspect manufacturing facilities and review labels to ensure safety.
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