Beware of hidden drugs in some supplements purchased online
SAN ANTONIO – If improving your wellness was one of your new year’s resolutions, maybe you’re thinking about taking dietary supplements. Before you click the “buy” button, Consumer Reports has an important warning about potentially dangerous substances found in some supplements sold online. AdEbay responded to Consumer Reports by saying it was “reviewing the site” and would be removing the tainted products. Even if the companies take down the tainted supplements identified by the FDA, that might not solve the larger problem. This is just the latest in a string of studies that have found undeclared and potentially dangerous drugs in dietary supplements.
How natural supplements can disrupt medical care
The overall U.S. supplements industry is worth more than $36 billion, and more than 50 percent of American adults take them. But in some cases, supplements can interfere with prescription drugs and treatments for serious health problems including cancer. Dr. David Agus, director of USC Norris Westside Cancer Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the growing concerns.cbsnews.com