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Market Analysis of Vitamin Supplementation in Infants and Children:  Evidence From the Dietary Supplement Label Database

Michael M. Madden, PhD1; Danielle DeBias, PharmD, BCPS1; G. Elliott Cook, PharmD, BCPS2
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1LECOM School of Pharmacy, Erie, Pennsylvania
2Provider Resources Inc, Erie, Pennsylvania
JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(3):291-292. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4187.
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The Office of Dietary Supplements in concert with the National Library of Medicine recently created the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) to facilitate the scientific study of dietary supplement labels.1,2 The DSLD allows researchers to extract dietary supplement labels for research purposes. For example, the database may be used to assess label information to ensure that label information is truthful and accurate or to compare and contrast a large number of dietary supplements.

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Vitamin Levels in Dietary Supplements by Intended Pediatric User Group

Percentage of Institute of Medicine recommended daily allowances or adequate intakes of vitamins in dietary supplements marketed to infants (<1 y) (A) and toddlers (1-3 y of age) (B) plotted as the mean percentage (SEM). Mean values were not included when there were insufficient data from the Dietary Supplement Label Database.

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