. Under the FDC (Food, Drug and Cosmetic) Act, the FDA has regulatory authority over drugs, devices, foods and cosmetics. In 1994 Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) to redefine the FDA's authority in its premarket approval stance. Most drugs and devices, because of their inherent risks, cannot be marketed without FDA premarket approval. Most foods and dietary supplements, because of their inherent safety do not require such premarket approval. Due to the FDA's misuse of authority in the 1980's and early 1990's, Congress passed DSHEA, to reaffirm the original intent of the FDC Act, and as repeatedly recognized by FDA officials, under the FDC Act as revised by DSHEA, dietary supplements are heavily regulated, and the FDA has the regulatory authority and power to assure safety, and accurate, truthful labeling. FDA Commissioner Jane Henney testified in her confirmation hearings and has stated repeatedly that she "believes DSHEA provides FDA with the necessary legal authority to protect the public health". The Federal Trade Commission's authority to require that claims made for dietary supplements be substantiated by valid science further backs this power and authority. So to say that nutritional supplements go unregulated is simply just another misrepresentation of the truth.