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FDA Control of Natural/Complementary Treatments FDA Control of Natural/Complementary Treatments ● Also known as Complementary and Alternative Medicine ● Includes health care practices, products, & therapies that differ from those used in conventional methods ● In the U.S. the use of natural/complimentary products and treatments has increased tremendously Examples of Natural/Complementary Treatments ● Traditional Alternative Medicine ○ Acupuncture ● Body ○ Chiropractic Medicine, Massage, Yoga ● Diet & Herbs ○ Dietary Supplements, Herbal Medicine ● External Energy ○ Electromagnetic therapy ● Mind ○ Meditation, Hypnosis ● Senses ○ Visualization, guided imagery History of FDA Control of Natural/Complementary Treatments ● Food & Drug Administration is the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the United States federal government ● FDA’s modern regulatory functions began with passage of 1906 Pure Food & Drugs Act ○ ○ ○ ○ prohibited the interstate transport of unlawful food and drugs under penalty of seizure of the questionable products and/or prosecution of the responsible parties Basis of law focused on regulation of product labeling Food/drug labels could not be false or misleading Presence and amount of certain dangerous ingredients had to be listed (such as alcohol & cocaine) History of FDA Control of Natural/Complementary Treatments Continued ● Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 passed b ...
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