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    Study Raises Questions Over FDA’s Handling of Adulterated Supplements

    A new study published in JAMA Network Open on Friday raises questions about the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) oversight of adulterated dietary supplements.   The study, which analyzed data from FDA’s Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements database, found more than 776 instances of supplements containing hidden pharmaceutical ingredients from 2007-2016.   However, only 360 of the 776 adulterated supplements were subject to a voluntary recall, w...
  • GSK Warns Some of its OTC Weight Loss Drug Has Been 'Tampered With'

    Pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline is warning consumers that some bottles of its over-the-counter weight loss drug Alli (orlistat capsules) have "tampered with" in at least seven US states. News of the tampering was announced by GSK in a 26 March 2014 press release, in which the company said it was working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine what had happened and the extent of the problem. GSK said the tampered products had packaging tha...
  • Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority Finds 70% of Sampled Milk Adulterated or Diluted

    A January study conducted by India's Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA) found that approximately 70% of milk sampled was watered down or adulterated with a variety of contaminants. FSSA found skimmed milk powder, glucose, hydrogen peroxide, fertilizer, bleach and detergent in the sampled milk, according to an analysis of the study conducted by Reuters . FSSA's study looked at 1,791 milk samples taken from all over India. Certain regions fared particularly poo...