New FDA Website Aims to Help Consumers Avoid Health Fraud Scams

November 11, 2011

For dietary supplements, the website includes links to pages with information on what FDA considers categories or ingredients to be at high risk.

FDA has launched a new website designed to arm consumers with information that will help them avoid “bogus health products,” including dietary supplements.

The website includes links to videos and articles on how to avoid buying products that are illegally marketed, adulterated, tout illegal/false health claims, or have shown to pose health risks.

For dietary supplements, the website includes links to pages with information on what FDA considers categories or ingredients to be at high risk, including FDA’s big three: weight loss, sexual performance, and bodybuilding. It also provides information on products that have been seized, recalled, or issued FDA warnings.

Nutritional Outlook thanks Harry Rice, PhD, for the tip.