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New advisory list steers consumers away from certain ingredients
If you or your patients regularly take dietary supplements, the FDA has a new link for you to bookmark: an advisory list warning consumers to avoid supplements containing certain specific ingredients.
Introducing “The List”
Back in February, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced that his agency would be taking steps to tighten federal regulation of dietary supplements.
By Gottlieb’s estimates, between 75 and 80 percent of all Americans take at least one supplement, which has created a burgeoning $40 billion market.
“I’m concerned that changes in the supplement market may have outpaced the evolution of our own policies and our capacity to manage emerging risks,” he said.