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Old 05-01-2012, 03:07 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Tannhauser View Post
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You're right, of course, that pharmacological drugs are allowed through with terrible side effects and safety records. However, many of these drugs are addressing life-threatening conditions, so the bar has to be set in a different place for supplements. Anti-psychotics, for example, are notorious for side effects - but they save lives. Drastic conditions need more drastic treatments and the concommitant higher risks. But at least those risks are well-known.

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I see the points of milk and tobacco/alcohol use and you'll never see me argue the merits of life-saving drugs being pushed to market, even with some adverse sides.

That said, nowadays on the TV, there is an advertisement every other commercial break for a drug which is not treating a life-threatening aliment and for which there are very dangerous side-effects (if you can listen to the voice run down the laundry list at lightning fast speed during the last 4 seconds).

So, I can't always believe that the FDA is operating in the most transparent fashion, if that makes sense. Again, I think the supplement companies should have to be clearer about what is in their products and its safety.

If not, then taking over the counter supps is a safe/dangerous and underground substances. And what's the point in that?
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