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Are Dietary Supplements Safe?

| Jul 6, 2011

Dietary supplements are used by people to better their health, but sometimes the medications can be detrimental to health. As a Beaufort personal injury lawye r, I follow the health risks of dietary supplements and I saw this article:

Health officials are seeking to clear up confusion about safety rules for dietary supplements by issuing draft guidelines for when manufacturers need to notify regulators about new ingredients.

The Food and Drug Administration asked for public comment on the document, which was issued over the weekend.

It is intended to help companies comply with a 1994 law regulating new dietary ingredients in tablets, powders, liquids and other supplements.

The law requires manufacturers to file a safety notification with the FDA before marketing dietary ingredients that were not on the market when the law passed.

But in about 16 years, the FDA received only about 700 notifications of new dietary ingredients. The agency believes there are more than 55,000 dietary supplement products.


You can read the full story here.

While we don't handle this kind of product we feel that it's important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you might wish to contact an Beaufort personal injury lawyer who can help.

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