Banned Drugs in Dietary Supplements

Presence of Banned Drugs in Dietary Supplements Following FDA Recalls
JAMA. 2014;312(16):1691-1693.
Pieter A. Cohen, MD, et al.
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1917421

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiates class I drug recalls when products have the reasonable possibility of causing serious adverse health consequences or death.1 Recently, the FDA has used class I drug recalls in an effort to remove dietary supplements adulterated with pharmaceutical ingredients from US markets. Approximately half of all FDA class I drug recalls since 2004 have involved dietary supplements adulterated with banned pharmaceutical ingredients.

journalistic version:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/10/22/357831203/banned-drugs-still-turning-up-in-weight-loss-supplements

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