of Dietary Supplements
Office of Dietary Supplements is a division of the National Institute
of Health. The website provides individuals with invaluable information
concerning various health topics, dietary supplements, safety notices,
as well as, providing other resources for both consumers and health care
FindArticles.com is a vast archive of published articles that
individuals can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles
dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals. Indiviudals
will find articles on a range of topics, including business, health, society,
entertainment, sports and more. Unlike other online collections, each
of the hundreds of thousands of articles in FindArticles can be read in
its entirety and printed at no cost.
FindArticles is a content-distribution partnership between LookSmart,
which provides the search infrastructure, and the Gale Group, which provides
the published editorial content.
Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has the responsibility for
assuring the safety and efficacy of all regulated marketed medical products.
MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program,
serves both healthcare professionals and the medical product-using public.
Med Watch provides important and timely clinical information about safety
issues involving medical products, including prescription and over-the-counter
drugs, biologics, medical and radiation-emitting devices, and special
nutritional products (e.g., medical foods, dietary supplements and infant
The American Botanical Council is the leading nonprofit education and
research organization disseminating science-based information promoting
the safe and effective use of medicinal plants and phytomedicines. Founded
in 1988, ABC works to educate the public, healthcare practitioners, media,
and government agencies on the safe and effective use of medicinal plants
Individuals may also use traditional books for the latest information
concerning herbal supplements:
PDR for Herbal Medicines for some 50 plus years physicians have
relied on the Physician Desk Reference for the latest drug information,
the publishers of this respected book now offer a similar book devoted
solely to herbal supplements, the PDR for Herbal Medicines.
The American Pharmaceutical Association Practical Guide to Natural Medicines
- another informative guide to herbal supplements presented by the American