Tainted products marketed as dietary supplements potentially dangerous

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expressed concern about undeclared or deceptively labeled ingredients in products marketed as dietary supplements. These substances include the active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs or their analogs (closely-related drugs), or other compounds, such as novel synthetic steroids, that do not qualify as dietary ingredients.
“These tainted products can cause serious adverse effects, including strokes, organ failure, and death,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “The manufacturers selling these tainted products are operating outside the law.”

The FDA is seeking input and collaboration from dietary supplement trade associations to educate the industry about this problem and to help develop new strategies to combat it, according to Hamburg.

The agency also announced a new RSS feed to warn consumers more quickly about tainted products marketed as dietary supplements.

The FDA has noted the three most common categories of these illegal products:

Read More: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm236967.htm

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well i guess it just goes to show that there is no quick fix for diet and exercise without harming your body long term with these pills

as always loving thoughts and positive vibes
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