Jim Byard's Health Beat
Most Supplements Violate Rules , FDA Says


Most companies that make dietary supplements have violated Food and Drug Administration rules. The man who heads the DFA's dietary supplement programs says 70 % of the nations supplement companies have broken agency rules over the past five years. Dr. Daniel Fabricant says problems include poorly measured ingredients, dirty manufacturing equipment , pesticides in herbal products and supplements contaminated with illegal prescription medications. An estimated 150 - million Americans use such supplements as multivitamins, herbal remedies, protein powders, weight loss aids and mineral tablets.

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