Recalled dietary supplements still contain banned substances

October 22, 2014 2:27 PM

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Recalled dietary supplements still contain banned substances

The study, published in JAMA, involved an examination of products that were recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from US markets for comprising of ingredients that could have serious adverse health consequences, including the possibility of death.

Since 2004, around half of all of the FDA's class I drug recalls have been for dietary supplements found to contain dangerous banned drugs. However, previous studies have found that some dietary supplements can be found available for purchase in retail stores even after FDA recall.

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