Review Finds Labeling Issue with Dozens of Dietary Supplements

by Staff

A Department of Health and Human Services report released last Wednesday stated dozens of dietary supplements are illegally labeled, and the supplements have no evidence to confirm their claimed health benefits.

A story released by KNOE 8 News states roughly 20 percent of the more than 125 drugs examined were improperly labeled. Also, investigators discovered as many as 7 percent of supplement manufacturers failed to include a disclaimer saying the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had not approved the product.

The supplements examined included those used for weight loss and to boost the immune system, yet they were found to make unsubstantiated claims. Some medications went as far as to say they could cure conditions like HIV or cancer, while another used a 30-year-old handwritten college term paper to validate their claims.

The review has prompted the FDA to approach congress about receiving the ability to oversee the marketing of dietary supplements to prevent workout supplement injuries, as current law only allows the FDA to intervene if someone becomes ill or dies as a result of taking such products.

The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand the inherent risks that come with taking supplements lacking medical review. That is why the firm would encourage anyone who has been harmed by taking such supplements to discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney immediately.