Labels Offer FDA Clues To Spiked Supplements, Health Fraud
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Claims that promise too much point FDA to products marketed as supplements that warrant investigation for health fraud, CFSAN’s Corey Hilmas tells USP workshop on economically motivated adulteration.
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A joint Federal Trade Commission/FDA working group will evaluate claims made for dietary supplements, conventional foods and OTC drugs, said the commission's Consumer Protection Director David Vladeck