Department of Defense: Dietary Supplements

anthony roberts filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: anthony roberts

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I am seeking documents that the Department of Defense has produced on the topic of dietary supplements from January 1st 2010 through Wednesday, July 27th, 2016. This should include emails, lab tests, memorandums, legal documents, opinions, and related memorandum.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

anthony roberts

From: Ting, Brandon K CTR (US)

Mr. Roberts,

We received your follow up fax concerning the request you submitted through MuckRock back on August 23, 2016. Unfortunately, your original request was never received by this office. Using the information contained in your follow up message, we have created your request and, for tracking purposes, assigned it case #16-F-1750. An Action Officer will be in touch with you soon. Thank you for your patience.
Regards,
Brandon Ting

From: Saenz, Rodolfo P CTR (US)

Good morning Mr. Roberts,

Thank you for your email. This request was received by the OSD/JS and has been forwarded to Health Affairs/DHA.

However, the scope as currently defined is too broad. We need to review this request with you.

Please let me know when is a good time to review this inquiry.

I am currently performing a search for a recent study on the subject matter and trying to find the published report.

Protecting military personnel from high risk dietary supplements.

Study
Abstract
It is legal to market most naturally occurring substances as dietary supplements in the USA without manufacturers demonstrating they are safe or effective, and an endless variety of ingredients, from esoteric botanicals to unapproved pharmaceuticals, can be found in dietary supplements. Use of certain supplements can pose a risk, but since a robust reporting system...

PUBLICATION STATUS: PUBLISHED SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: DEFENSE HEALTH AGENCY (FORMERLY TRICARE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY) SPONSORING OFFICE: UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES CONGRESSIONALLY MANDATED: NO FUNDING SOURCE: UNDETERMINED RELEASE DATE/PUBLICATION: OCTOBER 01, 2015 CITATION: DEUSTER PA, LIEBERMAN HR. PROTECTING MILITARY PERSONNEL FROM HIGH RISK DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS. DRUG TEST ANAL. 2015 OCT 16.

Paul Saenz
Senior Analyst, Axiom
Defense Health Headquarters
DHA Privacy and Civil Liberties Office
7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101
Falls Church, VA  22042
(703) 275-6013

From: anthony roberts

I'd like to follow up on this request, per our phone conversation. Have we made any progress towards procuring the information requested?

From: Saenz, Rodolfo P CTR (US)

Good morning Robert,

We sent you a response to the Hackensack, NJ office.

Attached is the response. Thank you!

Paul Saenz
Senior Analyst, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Defense Health Agency
DHA Privacy and Civil Liberties Office
7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101
Falls Church, VA  22042
(703) 275-6013

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