February 22, 2019
Recalled Supplements Still for Sale
Wellness Tip

Recalled Supplements Still for Sale

by Berkeley Wellness  

Adulterated dietary supplements may still be for sale long after they are recalled by the FDA. As reported in late 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked for the 274 supplements that were recalled between 2009 and 2012 for containing potentially dangerous undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients.

Of these, 27 were still for sale in stores or online one to four years later under the same names; nearly all of them were marketed for athletic performance or weight loss. Lab analyses found that 18 were still adulterated, usually with the same substances, such as anabolic steroids, sildenafil (as in Viagra), or fluoxetine (as in Prozac).