Course overview

Dietary Supplements & Natural Products in Clinical Practice: Legal & Regulatory Considerations

In this course, legal and regulatory considerations for dietary supplements are identified and implications for practitioners discussed.

Duffy McKay, ND

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2016 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Dr MacKay will discuss the framework for dietary supplement regulations and there impact on the quality and purity of finished products. He will also educate practitioners about their role in post market surveillance and when FDA and FTC regulations regarding efficacy claims may be relevant to a practitioner. The session will close with a top‐line summary of other FDA‐ regulated products commonly used in integrative medicine practices, including homeopathy and compounded medicine.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Identify key differences in the regulation of dietary supplements as compared to drugs
    • Explain how dietary supplement regulations are designed to ensure identity, purity, strength, and composition of dietary supplements.
    • Recognize a practitioner’s responsibility to report dietary supplement adverse events to FDA

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Duffy McKay, ND

About Duffy
Duffy MacKay, N.D., is senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). Dr. MacKay oversees CRN's science and regulatory affairs department, ensuring that the association's scientific, policy and legislative positions are based on credible scientific rationale. He is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who still sees patients on a part-time basis in an integrative medical practice.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.