October 22nd, 2010

Redesign of the Office of Dietary Supplements Website

Just saw the newly redesigned Office of Dietary Supplements website announced via Twitter this morning and am impressed by the easy navigability and clear adjustable font size options.

Screenshot of Office of Dietary Supplements website

The Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets in particular are very helpful resources and I appreciate the inclusion of agency names and home webpage links to the original sources when they are not contained within ODS, such as for Evening Primrose Oil to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).

Melatonin leads to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), although an evidence report isn’t the same as a fact sheet. Looking around the other NIH agencies they don’t seem to have melatonin resources that aren’t derived from outside agencies either, and I see that as an opportunity for improvement considering that supplement’s popularity.

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