The public health and consumer organizations below write to express support for the mission of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and to request an increase in the office’s funding and personnel to help create and maintain a safer, fairer, and more transparent dietary supplement marketplace. Specifically, to ensure the office can adequately oversee the market and take action to protect consumers, the organizations below believe the current annual budget of $5 million should be doubled, at a minimum, beginning in fiscal year 2019.

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