FDA Reaps More Spiked Supplements From International Mail Shipments
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
FDA identifies 14 products in examinations of international mail shipments found to contain approved and banned drug ingredients indicated for weight loss, erectile dysfunction and depression.
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