FDA Regulatory Oversight No Impediment To Drug-Spiked Supplements, Study Finds
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Products marketed for sexual enhancement or weight loss remain the most common types that contain undeclared drug ingredients,but drugs are showing up less in a third type that had been frequently found with drugs, bodybuilding supplements, says study in Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers analyzing FDA database of tainted products marketed as supplements, say the trend didn't slow as FDA increased its GMP inspections and issued numerous warning letters.
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