dietary supplements

Energy Drink Makers Face NY State Probe

The New York State Attorney General issued subpoenas in July to three firms that make energy drinks, including PepsiCo, seeking information on the companies' marketing and advertising practices.

Rite Aid's White-Coat Problem: That's Not a Pharmacist

When you step up to the pharmacy counter at Rite Aid to discuss your symptoms with the helpful employee clad in a white coat, do you know if you're speaking to a pharmacist or just a "wellness ambassador"? Two U.S. senators say that the distinction isn't clear enough.

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Don't Curb Alzheimer's

Despite earlier studies that hinted that Omega-3 supplements -- commonly sold as fish oil capsules -- might help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows absolutely no benefit for most patients.

A Victory Against False Advertising in Relacore Lawsuits

The N.J. Supreme Court gave a win to advocates of truth in advertising this week when it ruled that lawsuits against the maker of dietary supplement Relacore could go forward as a class action. Considering the way such lawsuits work, gaining that status is almost as important as the final verdict.

Dangerous dietary supplements?

A new report by Consumer Reports Magazine says dietary supplements sold in the U.S. are often contaminated and may cause serious health...