Say it Ain’t So: Supplement Companies Claim Their Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs Can Help Reduce Opioid-withdrawal Symptoms

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In letters to the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission, Center for Science in the Public Interest reported that its tests of eight products marketed online as addressing the symptoms of opioid withdrawal showed the as were “riddled with pseudo-scientific jargon and frighteningly ill-informed.”  CSPI urged the FDA to issue immediate warning letters and bring enforcement action that required “cessation of these sales and other such products and allow inspectors to seize products.”  It also asked the two agencies to work together to ensure that these companies will not be able to mislead consumers and profit from bogus claims.