FDA targets illegally marketed dietary supplements


The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements.

It’s sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer’s, Diabetes and Cancer.

The FDA made this announcement Monday.

The FDA vowed to update its policies on dietary supplements, promising, “one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years.”

According to a statement, nearly 800 dietary supplements contained unapproved drug ingredients.

To see a list of companies who received a warning letter from the FDA, click here.

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(This story was originally published on February 11, 2019)


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