Supplements Should Be Better Regulated
Kabat, Geoffrey, Winnipeg Free Press
NEW YORK -- In October, the office of the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued two reports underscoring the need for improved oversight of the marketing of dietary supplements and improved surveillance of their effects. The reports add to a mounting body of evidence documenting a serious public-health problem.
Use of dietary and herbal supplements has grown dramatically in recent years in the United States. In 2007, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, $14.8 billion was spent on non-vitamin, non-mineral natural products, such as fish oil, glucosamine and echinacea -- equivalent to approximately …
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Publication information: Article title: Supplements Should Be Better Regulated. Contributors: Kabat, Geoffrey - Author. Newspaper title: Winnipeg Free Press. Publication date: December 3, 2012. Page number: A10. © F.P. Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership Jun 21, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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