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JAMA Study Finds Presence of Banned Substances in Dietary Supplements After FDA Recall

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that of the supplements still available for purchase a minimum of 6 months after FDA recalls, 66.7%  continued to test positive for banned pharmaceutical ingredients. While the study authors admitted to several limitations in the study, their findings recommended more aggressive enforcement of the law, or changes to the law, in order to prevent sales of such products in the future. 

While any number of adulterated products is a problem, the Council for Responsible Nutrition issued a statement decrying the misleading nature of the results, as the study didn’t cover the fact that over 90% of the FDA recalled supplements were no longer on the market. 


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