FDA Consumer Health Information - Beware of Fraudulent 'Dietary Supplements'

Mar 15, 2011, 13:15 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal regulators continue to warn consumers about tainted, dangerous products masquerading as dietary supplements. These fraudulent products can cause serious injury or even death.

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The Food and Drug Administration has found nearly 300 fraudulent products—promoted mainly for weight loss, sexual enhancement, and bodybuilding—that contain hidden or deceptively labeled ingredients.

Find out more about these fraudulent products and how to recognize them at


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