Other Government Resources
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ's is the Nation's lead Federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC creates the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
FTC's goal is to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and provides information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them.
- “Miracle” Health Claims: Add a Dose of Skepticism
- Who Cares: Sources of Information About Health Care Products and Services
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA promotes and protects the public by checking products for safety and effectiveness before and after they become available on the market.
- Fake Cancer Cures
- Buying Medicines and Medical Products Online
- Tips for Older Dietary Supplement Users
- Tips for the Savvy Supplement User: Making Informed Decisions and Evaluating Information
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
NCCAM scientifically explores CAM therapies, trains CAM researchers; and educates the public and professionals.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
NLM makes available medical information to scientists, health professionals, and the public.
Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
ODS evaluates scientific information, supports research, and shares study results related to dietary supplements.
- International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements Database
- Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research
- Botanical Dietary Supplements: Background Information
- Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements Database
- Frequently Asked Questions About Dietary Supplements
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the government spends taxpayer dollars.