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108 STAT. 4334 PUBLIC LAW 103-417—OCT. 25, 1994 SEC. 13. OFFICE OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Title IV of the Public Health Service Act is amended by inserting after section 485B (42 U.S.C. 287c-3) the following: " Subpart 4—Office of Dietary Supplements 42 USC 287C-11. "SEC. 485C. DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS. "(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Secretary shall establish an Office of Dietary Supplements within the National Institutes of Health. "(b) PURPOSE. — The purposes of the Office are— "(1) to explore more fully the potential role of dietary supplements as a significant part of the efforts of the United States to improve health care; and "(2) to promote scientific study of the benefits of dietary supplements in maintaining health and preventing chronic disease and other health-related conditions. "(c) DUTIES. —The Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements shall— "(1) conduct and coordinate scientific research within the National Institutes of Health relating to dietary supplements and the extent to which the use of dietary supplements can limit or reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, birth defects, osteoporosis, cataracts, or prostatism; "(2) collect and compile the results of scientific research relating to dietary supplements, including scientific data from foreign sources or the Office of Alternative Medicine; "(3) serve as the principal advisor to the Secretary and to the Assistant Secretary for Health and provide advice to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on issues relating to dietary supplements including— "(A) dietary inteike regulations; "(B) the safety of dietary supplements; "(C) claims characterizing the relationship between— "(i) dietary supplements; and "(ii)(I) prevention of disease or other health-related conditions; and "(II) mainten£ince of health; and "(D) scientific issues arising in connection with the labeling and composition of dietary supplements; "(4) compile a database of scientific research on dietary supplements and individual nutrients; and "(5) coordinate funding relating to dietary supplements for the National Institutes of Health. "(d) DEFINITION. —As used in this section, the term 'dietary supplement' has the meaning given the term in section 201(ff) of the Federal Food, Drug, guid Cosmetic Act. "(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1994 and such sums as may be necessary for each subsequent fiscal year.".