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FDA Warns of Hidden Prescription Drugs in Dietary Supplements

Aschenbrenner, Diane S., MS, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: May 2019 - Volume 119 - Issue 5 - p 22–23
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000557910.89656.9c
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  • The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that many products sold as dietary supplements for weight loss, sexual enhancement, or body building contain prescription drugs or other chemicals.
  • Nurses and NPs should assess patients for use of these products and help them recognize those that are potentially tainted.

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch: daschenbrenner@ndm.edu.

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