Supplements back on the Hill
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Consulting firm Lewin Group will present results of a study on the healthcare cost impact of supplement use at a Sept. 22 House Government Reform/Human Rights & Wellness subcommittee hearing. The witness list includes Lewin Group researcher Allen Dobson, PhD, Cornell professor Barbara Levine, PhD, Natrol CEO/DSEA president Eliot Balbert and actress Marilu Henner. Balbert says the study, which includes a research literature review, "clearly demonstrates to legislators and other decision-makers that supplements have the potential to save healthcare dollars." Research was sponsored by the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA), an industry coalition founded in 2001 (1"The Tan Sheet" June 18, 2001, p. 16)...
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