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PBS Frontline Hit Piece on Vitamins and Supplements

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  • PBS Frontline’s “Supplements and Safety” episode expresses concern that consumers may endanger their health by taking vitamins and supplements, yet promoted “Cheez-it cheesy chicken bites” and Dr. Pepper
  • Last November, the agency responsible for the report, CBC News, published a report in which they accused a number of supplement makers of failing to live up to label claims. Yet, last week CBC had to retract the report, as their lab tests were proven inaccurate
  • There’s an ongoing campaign aimed at regulating supplements as drugs, which would allow the drug industry to eliminate the supplement industry and profit from the few remaining ones

By Dr. Mercola

Dietary supplements are big business. In the U.S., sales totaled nearly $37 billion in 2014. According to estimates by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than one-third of all Americans take some form of dietary supplement in any given month.


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