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Dangerous supplements: LegitScript global program helps consumers, companies assess products

Supplements and other healthcare products that claim to help with weight loss, erectile dysfunction, bodybuilding or even cancer treatment are a big business. They are also a dangerous business. Products that have not been approved as safe and effective and that seem benign but contain hidden active pharmaceutical ingredients can be life-threatening, but not all…

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Synthetic marijuana linked to kidney damage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report today showing that synthetic marijuana products — also known as herbal incense, aromatic potpourri, spice or K2 — caused serious kidney damage in at least 16 people last year. In 15 of the 16 cases, the patients were males ages 15-33 with no history of kidney disease.…

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