By David Mittleman

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Alternative Supplements Lack Federal Oversight, Pose Dangers

It isn’t uncommon for individuals to take alternative supplements such as probiotics or herbal remedies. Most people assume that these alternative, commonly labeled “natural” remedies, are safer than prescription drugs. However, the alternative supplement industry is not regulated by the feds the way that prescription drugs are, sometimes leading to dangerous adverse reactions in individuals who opt to take alternative supplements. In fact, the FDA estimates that there are 50,000 adverse reactions from supplements each year.

Parents Insist Children Continue Taking Supplements While Hospitalized

A recent NYT article highlighted how …read more