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EU to tighten rules on vitamin pills

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:697
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Union is preparing to introduce legislation to harmonise national rules on food supplements and provide a consistent level of consumer protection for people taking these extra minerals and vitamins.

    The proposal was approved by the European parliament last week, despite earlier claims that the move could lead to the removal of scores of nutrient substances that are commonly sold in supermarkets and health food stores. Supporters of the move, including consumer groups and …

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