Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

October 22, 2014 1:35 PM

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Americans spend about $4 billion a year on weight-loss supplements. And the Food and Drug Administration spends a lot of effort policing distributors who market fraudulent products that are tainted with unsafe, banned drugs.

But a study published Tuesday finds that buyers should beware: Just because the FDA recalls a product because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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