Yet another example in today's press about dietary supplements contaminated, intentionally or accidentally, with prescription or unapproved drugs - in this case, anabolic steroids showing up in about 20% of supplements tested.
Ugggh, this is a very old story that I've discussed here many times, mostly relative to erectile dysfunction supplements:
The question is whether the FDA's "good manufacturing practices" requirements will ever change the frequency of these adulteration cases.
If I'm getting "posting fatigue" about these cases, you readers must also no longer be surprised about herb/supplement adulteration.
Very timely, I've just come back from a conference with a special symposium on natural and herbal medicine, and just this point was raised. Fortunately in Australia, herbals are regulated as medicines, making it harder for adulterated supplements to get through (not impossible though, just harder)
in asia countries all supplements are not regulated.