Is there some way I can let the FDA know that a supplement I’ve been taking is causing me problems?
Yes, this is referred to as “adverse event reporting.” Warfighters should either tell their provider or report the problem themselves. The easiest way is through Natural Medicines Watch, which conveys the information directly to the FDA. For details, check out the OPSS infosheet “Reporting Adverse Events Associated with Dietary Supplement Use.” (A PDF handout, a video, and a PowerPoint presentation with in-depth information, as well as a PowerPoint for educating Warfighters, are also available for healthcare providers in the “Tools for Providers” section of OPSS.)
Manufacturers and distributors are also required to notify the FDA of adverse events by calling the 800 telephone number on the product label.