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McCaskill Statement on Civil, Criminal Actions in Dietary Supplement Industry

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Senator: Dietary supplement industry continues to resemble the Wild West

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who is currently investigating dietary supplements making illegal claims related to memory and mental health, released the following statement today after the Department of Justice, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced enforcement actions against several manufacturers of dietary supplements.  Click here to read more.

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Too Many Pills, To Little Oversight

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Pat McGuckin barely recognized her 39-year-old son. Once a personal trainer and bodybuilder, Michael now was exhausted, his limbs bloated, his mood so volatile that he ripped the phone off her wall.

He told his worried mother that he was in pain from a car accident but that a doctor was helping him.

On Oct. 21, 2007, his younger brother found Michael in bed, his body cold. A few days later, their mother stared at the words on the death certificate, struggling to understand what had killed her son.

Read more at Phillynews.com…

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McCaskill Opens Inquiry into ‘Brain Armor’ and Other Dietary Supplements Targeting Seniors

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Senator seeks information from FDA, 15 major retailers on products marketed to those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, memory loss

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, today began an examination of products, regulations, and retailers in the dietary supplement industry that specifically market to seniors using claims about improving memory and treating dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. One of the supplements, sold by retailer Amazon, was recently pulled from the online retailer’s website after McCaskill alerted the Food and Drug Administration to claims it made about ‘protecting against Alzheimer’s, Dementia, (and) Stroke…’. While that product is no longer sold on Amazon.com, similar products remain on Amazon’s website and the websites of several other national retailers.  Click here to read more.

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F.D.A. Warns Supplement Makers of Stimulant Dangers

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Jetfuel T-300 and Jetfuel Superburn are among the diet supplements that are being pulled from The Vitamin Shoppe stores for containing BMPEACredit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times
The Food and Drug Administration sent letters to the makers of eight dietary supplements on Thursday warning them that their products contain a synthetic, amphetaminelike stimulant that medical experts say is potentially dangerous. The agency’s actions came after weeks of pressure from at least three United States senators and a team of researchers led by an expert at Harvard Medical School, all of whom urged the F.D.A. to take steps to remove the stimulant — known as BMPEA — from the market.

Click here to read the full article at The New York Times.

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