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Hundreds of Supplements Are Tainted With Hidden Pharmaceutical Drugs

Posted 15 October 2018

So it’s not the ‘herbs’ doing the work…

PETER DOCKRILL 15 OCT 2018

https://www.sciencealert.com/hundreds-dietary-supplements-conceal-hidden-payloads-pharmaceutical-drugs-viagra-fda

The labels promise miracles: Fast Weight Loss! Eliminates Hunger! Burns Calories!

Now new research highlights how hundreds of brands of dietary supplements deliver so much kick from a modest blend of vitamins and herbs. The answer is many labels leave out one important ingredient: a hidden payload of pharmaceutical drugs and experimental chemicals.

A new analysis of 10 years of FDA records reveals that from 2007 to 2016, almost 750 dietary supplements were found to be contaminated with secret doses of totally unregulated drugs, including prescription medicines, banned and unapproved chemicals, and designer steroids.

Over 20 percent of these offending products contained more than one unapproved drug ingredient, and numerous contained a cocktail of clandestine chemicals – in two cases, as many as six unlisted ingredients.

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Consumers face health risks buying erectile dysfunction medicines online

Posted 06 August 2018

Although this is specifically applicable to Australia, South African consumers are similarly at risk.

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is asking consumers to consult with their doctor prior to purchasing medicines for erectile dysfunction from overseas websites. There are no safety, quality or efficacy guarantees for the medicines you purchase from overseas.

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