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Websites violate US laws banning treatment claims

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7317.827/b (Published 13 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:827
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Many websites with information on herbal remedies routinely violate the 1994 US law restricting manufacturers of supplements from making any claims for disease prevention, treatment, or cure.

    At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this month, Dr Robert Bonakdar of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California, presented the results of a study about non-compliance with the Dietary Supplement …

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