Alerts

FDA warns consumers about caffeine powder. 

FDA advises consumers to stop using any supplement products labeled as OxyElite Pro or VERSA-1. Please see the following advisories: FDA -10/08/13, FDA - 10/11/13 and CDC - 10/08/13.

OPSS Hompage Button tall

Natural Medicines Homepage Button tall

Announcements

New article on reporting side effects of supplements
Just published in The New England Journal of Medicine: A recent article brings up dietary supplement issues you need to be aware of and discusses how dietary supplement side effects could be monitored better. A PDF of the April 3rd article is available free online.

3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance
August 18-21, 2014
The ICSPP delivers innovative scientific programming on soldiers’ physical performance with experts from around the world.

DMAA list updated for April 2014

Fueling Performance Photo Campaign
Share photos of how you fuel your performance and be featured on our Facebook page!

Dietary supplement module
Earn continuing education credits (if eligible) for this two-hour online module.

Operation LiveWell

Performance Triad

hprc_slogan_banner.png

HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.

Tools for Providers

Materials for healthcare professionals to use to educate themselves and Warfighters, stay informed of developments in dietary supplement safety, and report adverse events associated with dietary supplements.

Brochures and Handouts

OPSS Campaign Overview Postcard for Leadership, 5x7 [PDF]

Click the link above to download a high-resolution PDF or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

    This two-sided postcard has key messages from the Operation Supplement Safety campaign.

    OPSS Postcard Leadership [JPG]

    OPSS Campaign Overview Postcard for Warfighters and Families, 5x7 [PDF]

    Click the link above to download a high-resolution PDF or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

      This two-sided postcard/handout for Warfighters and families has quick facts about Operation Supplement Safety.

      OPSS Postcard Warfighters [JPG]

      Reporting Adverse Events for Warfighters [PDF] A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation on the Presentations tab, which you can use or distribute when a slide presentation is not possible.
      Energy Drink OPSS InfoSheet

        This one-page infosheet reviews some common ingredients in energy drinks and how to spot ingredients that may be harmful.

        Energy Drink Can [JPG]

        OPSS Nutrition: Fueled for Fitness Brochure, 3.75x8.5 [PDF]

        Click the link above to download a high-resolution PDF or order from the Health Information Products e-catalog.

        OPSS Nutrition Brochure thumbnail

        Reporting Adverse Events for Providers [PDF] A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation on the Presentations tab, which you can use or distribute when a slide presentation is not possible.
        Dietary Supplement Education for DoD Healthcare Providers [PDF] A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation on the Presentations tab, which you can use or distribute when a slide presentation is not possible.
        Dietary Supplement Education for Warfighters [PDF] An extensive overview of dietary supplements, associated risks, and resources—from a slide presentation available in the Tools for Providers section of OPSS.
        Guidelines for Taking a Comprehensive Dietary Supplement History [PDF] A two-page infosheet with guidelines for healthcare providers to obtain information from patients about the dietary supplements that they use.
        Reporting Adverse Events from Dietary Supplements [PDF] This one-page infosheet has information about how to report adverse reactions to dietary supplements—reporting is essential to help the FDA and the Warfighter community identify products and ingredients that are harmful.

        Presentations

        Clicking on the links below will download the files. Please note that large files often require a lengthy download time.

        Dietary Supplement Education for Warfighters [PowerPoint; 5.8 MB]

        A presentation designed to help you educate Warfighters and other non-technical personnel about dietary supplements.

        Reporting Adverse Events for Warfighters [PowerPoint; 2.5 MB]

        A presentation to help you educate Warfighters and other non-technical personnel about how to report adverse events to the FDA.
        Dietary Supplement Education for DoD Healthcare Providers [PowerPoint; 4.6 MB] A presentation designed to help educate healthcare personnel about dietary supplements and their use in the military.

        Reporting Adverse Events for DoD Healthcare Providers [PowerPoint; 3.5 MB]

        A presentation to educate healthcare personnel about how to report adverse events to the FDA.

        OPSS Short presentation slides for Warfighters [PowerPoint; 1.6 MB]

        This short presentation designed for leaders and healthcare providers to use in educating Warfighters and other non-technical personnel about OPSS and its resources. It can be used alone, or the slides can be inserted in a longer presentation.

        OPSS Short presentation slides for Providers [PowerPoint; 1.6 MB]

        This short presentation is designed to use in educating healthcare personnel about OPSS and its resources. It can be used alone, or the slides can be inserted in a longer presentation.

        Videos

        How to Probe for Dietary Supplements Use and Report Adverse Events [MOV; 219 MB; 14 min]

        From HPRC, Col. Francis O’Connor, MD, MPH, talks about how healthcare professionals can determine if a patient is taking dietary supplements and how to report adverse events to the FDA. Dr. O’Connor is an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University, Medical Director for the Consortium on Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), Medical Director of the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC), and a Colonel in the U.S. Army.

        Apps & OPSS Button

        NMCD for Healthcare Providers

        NMCD Icon

        OPSS App Icon

        Use your .mil email address to open an account with the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database to access information about more than 86,000 natural medicines. The OPSS & ND app is available at these links for Android and for iPhone/iPad, or go to the Google or iTunes stores and search for “Operation Supplement Safety.

        OPSS Campaign Button

        OPSS Button URL

        Use this button on your website to direct your users to OPSS and news about dietary supplements.

        Just add this code to your website to display the OPPS button

        <a href="http://hprc-online.org/dietary-supplements/opss" target="_blank"><img src="http://phc.amedd.army.mil/SiteCollectionImages/OPSS-campaign.jpg" title="OPSS: Operation Supplement Safety" alt="OPSS: Operation Supplement Safety" /></a>

        OPSS QR Code

        OPSS QR Code

        Use our QR code to direct people to right to the OPSS site. Free for use wherever you want to promote Operation Supplement Safety.

        Education

        Dietary Supplement Education for the Military – An Education Module for Healthcare Providers

        This web-based dietary supplement education module has been approved for continuing education credit for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, and other healthcare providers through June 30, 2014.

        Jointly sponsored by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Uniformed Services University.

        You must have Javascript enabled, pop-up blockers disabled, Adobe Acrobat Reader X and the Adobe Flashplayer (10.1 or greater) plug-ins installed to successfully use the module.

        There is no fee for this educational activity.

        Physician Continuing Education

        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Uniformed Services University. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

        Credit Designation: The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this
        enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
        Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

        Pharmacist Continuing Education

        Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

        Credit Designation: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 2.0 contact hour(s) (0.20 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-12-190-H01-P)

        Nursing Continuing Education

        Nursing Continuing Education Credit Designation: This educational activity for 2.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

        Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing
        nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form.

        Registered Dietitian (RD) and Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) Continuing Education

        This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 2.0 CPEUs. Provider number US930.

        Adverse Event Reporting

        Natural Medicines Watch

        MedWatch

        The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database provides this user-friendly option to reporting adverse events to the FDA.