On June 3, 2012, I blogged that the FDA had issued a warning regarding Reumofan Plus, a "natural dietary supplement" marketed for treating arthritis, muscle pain, osteoporosis, bone cancer, and other serious conditions. The blog received several comments on both sides of the issue. You can read the blog and comments here.
On August 21, 2012, the FDA issued an updated warning which states the following: "FDA is issuing an updated alert that Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium contain undeclared active ingredients found in prescription drugs that should be used only under the supervision of a health care professional. Since June 1, 2012, when FDA first warned the public about the dangers of these supplements, the agency has received reports of fatalities, stroke, severe bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, dizziness, insomnia, high blood sugar levels and problems with liver and kidney functions, as well as corticosteroid withdrawal syndrome. Because of the possible risks, consumers should not buy or start using these products." Read the full warning from the FDA.
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