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  1. Puritan’s Pride Vitamin Advisor Gives Questionable Advice
    The Puritan’s Pride website has a Vitamin Advisor that claims to provide a personalized supplement plan, with expert recommendations chosen just for you. In my opinion it is deceptive, designed not to provide evidence-based personalized health advice, but to sell their products; and one can o…
  2. The consumer lab rat: More questions about supplement safety
    Do you take a vitamin or dietary supplement? Over half of all American adults do, making this a $30 billion dollar business. Many of us even take supplements in the absence of any clear medical or health need. I’m often told it’s a form of nutritional “insurance” or it’…
  3. Science-Based Medicine’s Not-So-Psychic Predictions for 2016
    “May your epididymitis be treated with acupressure by André the Giant!” The new year is upon us, and with it comes a unique opportunity for the Science-Based Medicine team to look deep into our crystal balls, to channel our Atlantean spirit guides, and to ride the waves of cosmic cons…
  4. Holding the supplement industry to account: Can we learn from tobacco regulation?
    When it comes to supplements, you can’t trust what’s on the label The idea that “natural” products are safe and effective has been so effectively marketed to us that many don’t recognize it as a fallacy. Much of the supplement industry is built around an appeal to nat…
  5. US Department of Justice Goes After Supplements
    The Robert F. Kennedy building in Washington, DC, headquarters of the United States Department of Justice It is shaping up to be a good year for those of us advocating more effective regulation of supplements and unproven therapies in the US. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing its…
  6. “Safe” dietary supplements can land you in the emergency room
    If there’s one thing I’ve been consistent about, it’s that, however ridiculous all the other woo I routinely discuss here is—homeopathy, reiki, reflexology, I’m talking to you and your friends—herbal medicine and supplements might have value because they might have a phy…
  7. Society for Science-Based Medicine: Comment to FDA on homeopathic drug regulation
    Author’s note: The FDA has asked for public comments on the regulation of homeopathic products. The Society for Science-Based Medicine’s Comment follows, modified for this format. The Comment is based in part on two previous posts, “How should the FDA regulate homeopathic remedies?”…
  8. This stimulant can kill, yet you can legally buy it online. Why?
    This stimulant drug is highly toxic and perfectly legal. If there’s one thing that unites all countries and cultures, it’s our love of caffeine. Whether it’s coffee, tea or other foods, caffeine is the most widely consumed drug in the world — more than alcohol, and more than to…
  9. Homeopathic industry and its acolytes make poor showing before FDA
    Ask your pharmacist if nothing is right for you. (HT @leachkathleen) On April 21 and 22, the FDA held a public hearing: to obtain information and comments from stakeholders about the current use of human drug and biological products labeled as homeopathic, as well as the Agency’s regulatory …
  10. Green Tea: Panacea or Poison?
    In the news: a woman in Fort Wayne, Indiana is suing the Arbonne International company in Allen Superior Court, claiming that its product contained toxic levels of green tea extracts, causing her to develop acute liver failure. Green tea accounts for 20% of tea consumption worldwide. It has become …
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