Abstract: #264 The Frequency of Herbal and Dietary Supplement Mislabeling: Experience of the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network – Victor J. Navarro, et al.
Herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) are not FDA approved. The Drug Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN) prospectively collected data on 341 HDS from 1268 enrolled subjects. They analyzed the chemical contents of samples of HDS collected between 2003 and 2016, and compared the contents to the label information.
Conclusion: After chemical analysis, less than half of the herbal and dietary supplements had labels that accurately matched their contents. Bodybuilding and weight loss products had the highest mislabeling rates.
Editorial Comments: Liver injury due to drugs and supplements is increasing at an alarming rate. Do not use supplements without sound medical guidance.
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