Our Work: Advocacy

Together, we can make QUALITY the critical ingredient in dietary supplements.

We are the DSQC: a Collaborative of 27 organizations across the country that support policies and resources to promote safety, advance transparency, and embrace quality mechanisms to improve dietary supplements.

The DSQC works to:

PROMOTE SAFETY

  • Strengthen and clarify FDA’s authority over products illegally marketed as dietary supplements that are adulterated with drugs or drug analogues.
  • Utilize risk-based inspections for dietary supplement facilities.
  • Strengthen existing adverse event reporting systems.
  • Support FDA’s efforts to evaluate the safety of supplement products and ingredients through collaborative research and shared understanding.
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ADVANCE TRANSPARENCY

  • Support efforts to require listing of marketed dietary supplement products to the FDA to help identify products that may put the public at risk.
  • Explore mechanisms to provide additional information on product labels.

EMBRACE QUALITY MECHANISMS

  • Support efforts by both FDA and industry to increase manufacturer awareness of cGMP regulations and public standards for quality.
  • Encourage industry efforts that help promote safe, quality supplement products.
  • Build consumer trust through educational efforts.
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