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Posted October 13, 2018
Pharmaceutical Drugs Found In Dietary Supplements Pose Danger to Consumers
Almost 800 dietary supplements sold between 2007 and 2016 contained unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The researchers analyzed data from the FDA's database of Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements and found that during the nine-year period, a total of 776 supplements were reported in the database as containing at least one unapproved drug ingredient, and 20% of these contained more than one unapproved drug ingredient. Yet, fewer than half of these products were recalled.