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Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health - ODS

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6100 Executive Blvd., Room 3B01, MSC 7517
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517

301-435-2920 (Voice)
301-480-1845 (FAX)


The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-417, DSHEA), authorized the establishment of the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the NIH. The ODS was created in 1995 within the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), Office of the Director (OD), NIH. The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.

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Tue Aug 30, 2011