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SA 850. Mr. DURBIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2112, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place in division A, insert the following:
Sec. __. Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Government Accountability Office shall conduct an assessment, and submit to Congress a report on the results of such assessment, of the effectiveness and utility of the adverse event reporting system since 2007, including--

(1) the actions being taken, if any, by the Food and Drug Administration to ensure that dietary supplement manufacturers are reporting adverse events;
(2) how the adverse event reporting system informs the public of the efforts of the Food and Drug Administration to protect consumers; and
(3) to what extent the Food and Drug Administration has implemented the recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office in its 2009 report on dietary supplements.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 18, 2011.)