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Another Reminder of Why I Vet Supplement Companies...

A recent investigation into the quality and purity of herbal supplements sold under GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart labels, alarmingly identified that many supplements at these big box stores are not as “advertised.” Reported by the New York Times (February 3, 2015), the NYS Attorney General’s office had tests conducted on top-selling store brands of herbal supplements and accused these four national retailers of selling...

JAMA Study: Food Industry May Hold Too Much Influe...

According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), food additive manufacturers have an overwhelming influence in determining whether an additive is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).  While most consumers have the impression that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in control of determining the safety of food additives, unfortunately, such is not the case. These two news releases will...