Dietary supplement you’re taking could be tainted with dangerous hidden ingredients, study says

<p>Tainted dietary supplements could lead to harmful drug interactions.</p>
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The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

The big idea

Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products — particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss — are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients. That is the key finding of my recently published review in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

My assessment of the Food and Drug Administration’s Health Fraud Product Database turned up 1,068 unique dietary supplement products marketed between 2007 to 2021 that contained active ingredients found in prescription drugs or deemed too dangerous to be used in people. Among the tainted dietary supplements that my

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The dietary supplement you’re taking could be tainted with prescription medications and dangerous hidden ingredients, according to a new study

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

The big idea

Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products – particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss – are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients. That is the key finding of my recently published review in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

My assessment of the Food and Drug Administration’s Health Fraud Product Database turned up 1,068 unique dietary supplement products marketed between 2007 to 2021 that contained active ingredients found in prescription drugs or deemed too dangerous to be used in people. Among the tainted dietary supplements that my

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Many Dietary Supplements Are Tainted With Hidden Pharmaceuticals, Study Finds

Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products – particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss – are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients. That is the key finding of my recently published review in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

 

My assessment of the Food and Drug Administration’s Health Fraud Product Database turned up 1,068 unique dietary supplement products marketed between 2007 to 2021 that contained active ingredients found in prescription drugs or deemed too dangerous to be used in people.

Among the tainted dietary supplements that my study identified, 54 percent were for sexual dysfunction and 35 percent were for

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