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jamrock
11-22-2006, 10:55 AM
http://action.downsizedc.org/wyc.php?cid=59

Snippet taken from article..click link above to read in its entirety.


There are two major problems with this bill. The first is that it treats dietary supplements as drugs, not as food. Food has less stringent regulatory requirements than drugs, yet dietary supplements tend to be even safer than ordinary food. Supplements are nutrients in a condensed form. They are not drugs and do not claim to be.

Davidelmo
11-22-2006, 11:11 AM
Some supplements ARE drugs.

Lots of the prohormone "supplements" are drugs for instance.

Another example is milk thistle which contains silymarin, a liver medication

jamrock
11-22-2006, 11:39 AM
Some supplements ARE drugs.

Lots of the prohormone "supplements" are drugs for instance.

Another example is milk thistle which contains silymarin, a liver medication

Wouldn't those be drugs not supplements? Using a drug _to supplement_ would be a different thing, it's in the wording.