Purported ‘Cancer Cure’ Linked To Heart Toxicity Is US FDA’s Latest Warning Target In Supplements
The ingredient, cesium chloride, also was the subject of a citizen petition by consumer advocacy group Public Citizen asking the FDA to prohibit its use in supplements. The FDA has warned five firms marketing products labeled as supplements and containing cesium chloride.
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FDA has taken additional steps to make drug compounding safer for patients, including a ban on cesium chloride because of “significant safety risks” it poses and a pair of university research collaborations to help further develop a list of bulk drug ingredients that can be safely compounded.
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Grant from Department of Commerce Market Development Cooperator Program funds project for four years. In addition to grant, the project partners – UNPA, National Animal Supplement Council, Eurofins Scientific testing company and China Inspections and Testing Society – get DoC assistance.