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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Dietary supplements : a framework for evaluating safety / Committee on the Framework for Evaluating the Safety of Dietary Supplements, Food and Nutrition Board [and] Board on Life Sciences.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-09110-1 (hardcover)

1. Dietary supplements—Evaluation. 2. Dietary supplements—Toxicology.

[DNLM: 1. United States. Food and Drug Administration. 2. Dietary Supplements—standards—United States. 3. Safety—United States. 4. Government Regulation—United States. 5. Product Surveillance, Postmarketing—methods—United States. QU 145.5 D5639 2004] I. Committee on the Framework for Evaluating the Safety of Dietary Supplements.

RM258.5.D543 2004

613.2′8—dc22

2004022339

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