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Illegally Marketed Drug Ingredients Are Not Dietary Supplements

Michael McGuffin1
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1American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(22):2090-2091. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10417.
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To the Editor Illegal and undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients are much too readily available in products that are offered to unsuspecting consumers. This is a worldwide problem, and regulatory agencies in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia have identified and acted to curtail such products. (Numerous examples of foreign actions against products that contain undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients can be found at the American Herbal Products Association–maintained website, http://www.keepsupplementsclean.org.)


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December 9, 2013
Ziv Harel, MD, MSc; Shai Harel, MD, MS; Chaim M. Bell, MD, PhD
1Divisions of Nephrology and Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(22):2091. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10386.
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