DSHEA 1994

Anyone want to be smarter? Clearly, there's a need; otherwise, I wouldn't have written an article called "Drowning in Morons" in 2020. Perhaps there's a solution. A company is selling a dietary supplement called Smart Drops, which don't just make you smarter but also increase your libido, treat your arthritis, and improve your athletic performance. Believable? Not so much. And let's not forget a Bigfoot spotting - in an MRI facility.
It should come as no surprise to anyone trying to get or fill a prescription for a controlled substance that our drug laws are nuts. But you probably don't fully appreciate how nutty they really are. This article just scratches the surface of the nut. But that's still plenty.
In general, the dietary supplement industry has the scruples of a three-card monte game. One of the most popular products is melatonin, which is used as a sleep aid because it's natural (wrong) and not a drug (also wrong). Let's take a look at some supplement sleight of hand.
For the second time in a month, we must take issue with the editorial board of The New York Times.
It didn t take long. Only days after the news broke that an amphetamine-like stimulant called BMPEA was found in a number of dietary supplements, The Vitamin Shoppe, one of the major supplement retailers, announced that it would stop selling all products that contained the chemical.
This morning ACSH s Dr. Ruth Kava participated in a radio show on Ohio Public Radio The Sound of Ideas available here. The show s