Last year a Senate committee dragged Dr. Mehmet Oz over the coals for his promotion of dubious supplements on his TV show. Earlier this year Eric T. Schneiderman, the NY State attorney general, accused several stores of selling mislabeled and adulterated herbal supplements. After that, 14 state attorneys general asked Congress to further investigate the supplement industry.
As if we needed another supplement story. Between New York s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman s crackdown on retailers that have been selling adulterated or mislabeled supplements, to the discovery of an illegal
Dr. Oz questions the safety of the non-browning GM apple- for absolutely no reason, supplements containing amphetamines pulled off the shelves at major retailer, and teen contraceptive use on the rise, but still not quite enough.
Supplements have been a hot topic lately, most recently when GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens were forced to pull supplement
Last month, the New York State Attorney General (AG) had herbal supplements sold at GNC, Walgreens, Target, and Walmart tested, and found the supplements did not contain the herbs on the label 80 percent of
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It should come as no surprise to our Dispatch readers that we have a real problem with the ever-changing, bogus world of dietary supplements. Although these allegedly non-medicines make cleverly disguised non-claims about utility for just about every human malady real or imagined the most popular of these useless
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Caffeine, a naturally occurring ingredient found in coffee and tea, has also been added of late to everything from energy drinks to candy. Now, it is even being sold as pure caffeine in powder form, a teaspoon of which is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. This powder can be purchased online or in stores that sell supplements and may
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
The latest ACSH health headlines: The HPV vaccines works! And the U.S. has some catching up to do. What's bugging New Yorkers? Bed bugs of course, and ACSH's Dr. Josh Bloom's take on the matter appears in the Wall Street Journal. And yet another study showing the dangers of using herbal and dietary supplements- this time, liver damage.