Today's Public Health Warning: Do You Know What You're Taking?
“A wide array of dietary supplement companies caught with drug-spiked products are run by people with criminal backgrounds and regulatory run-ins. Consumers buying products from these firms are in some cases entrusting their health and safety to people with rap sheets for crimes involving barbiturates, crack cocaine, Ecstacy and other narcotics, as well as arrests for selling or possessing steroids and human growth hormone. Other supplement company executives have records of fraud, theft, assault, weapons offenses, money laundering or other offenses.
… Tests have found their supposedly all-natural pills and powders have contained potentially dangerous ingredients including methamphetamine-like compounds and anti-psychotic drugs.”
– Excerpt from a USA Today article written by Alison Young called “Unmasking the People Behind Risky Pills.” The article is about a USA Today investigation into the largely unregulated supplement industry which found that companies caught selling drug-tainted supplements are often run by executives with criminal backgrounds.