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Executive Summary

Appropriations bill amendment proposed by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) Oct. 31 stipulates that of funds provided to Office of the General Counsel, "not less than $500,000 shall be used to provide legal support for enforcement of the labeling provisions" of DSHEA. Funding would complement an Oct. 25 amendment to the Ag Approps bill that calls for increased CFSAN investigations, compliance activities (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 29, In Brief). Labor/HHS amendment also stipulates publication of FDA supplement GMPs proposed rule "within 15 days" of bill enactment. NCCAM would receive $110 mil. in fiscal 2002 under S 1536, which is expected to pass the Senate this week...

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