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Steven Tave is the Acting Director of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. He was previously the Acting Director of the Office of Unapproved New Drugs and Labeling Compliance in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Steve practiced law for almost 15 years, both as a litigator in FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel and in the private sector. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

On this episode, Clay, Grant, and Jason discuss DSHEA, how the FDA regulates supplements and other non-prescription products, and the challenges he faces.

FDA: http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/
Cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj8FK63nFio
Mel Gibson commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV2olDA0w8U