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Don’t get scammed by “all natural” claims
FDA warns consumers about the dangers hidden in “all natural” dietary supplements, as well as products marketed to treat or cure certain conditions.

Dietary Supplements News

Senator Durbin urges FDA to investigate energy drinks
Senator Dick Durbin has asked the FDA to investigate the caffeine content and other ingredients in energy drinks due to serious concerns about their safety.
Introducing OPSS: Operation Supplement Safety
Watch for new educational materials about how to determine if a dietary supplement is relatively safe or not.
Dietary supplements and drug testing
Want to know if your dietary supplement or prescription drug product will affect your drug test? Consult with DoD laboratories for help.
New One Shot One Kill materials now available online
New program materials for the One Shot One Kill (OSOK) performance enhancement program are now available on HPRC’s website!
Dietary supplement module for continuing education credits
Earn continuing education credits—or just learn more—from this two-hour educational module designed for military healthcare providers.

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