The National Institutes of Health International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database of published literature on dietary supplements
The safety of a dietary supplement is the responsibility of the manufacturer. Consequently, FDA does not have general information available about the safety of various dietary supplement products.
When FDA responds to or takes action against products in the marketplace that are found to be unsafe or otherwise associated with problems, FDA posts this information on the FDA Dietary Supplement web page.
In addition, manufacturers who wish to use a new dietary ingredient (that is, one not in use prior to October of 1994) must submit a notice to FDA that includes information about the basis upon which they have determined the product to be safe. FDA puts these notices in the FDA Public Dockets and they can be reviewed by all interested persons. Use the search feature of the Public Dockets page to find the particular item you are interested in.
If you want to report the unlawful sales of dietary supplements on the Internet, see the Reporting Unlawful Sales form.
You may also write or call CFSAN's Outreach and Information Center.