Industry Groups Take Lead In Outing Drug Disguised As Dietary Supplement
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Four groups say drug identified as “phenibut” is being used in products fraudulently labeled as supplements. The drug, reportedly developed in the former Soviet Union for brain-enhancing properties, has been found in products typically marketed for cognitive benefit and mood enhancement."We're not going to wait for someone to tell us this is not a dietary ingredient," says CRN executive Duffy MacKay.
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