Recently Yahoo! Health published an article entitled 10 Surprising Dangers of Vitamins and Supplements. The article states that there have been more than 6,300 reports of serious adverse events associated with dietary supplements reported to the FDA, including 115 deaths and more than 2,100 hospitalizations. However, the article does not state the time-frame in which this data was collected. It could have been over the last 10-20 years. In my opinion 115 deaths in a unprovided amount of time does not classify as a “surprising danger”.
Thankfully, the article does point out that the FDA receives more reports of serious problems associated with prescription medication than it does supplements, but ironically it does not provide those statistics. What are those statistics? The number of people admitted into the hospital as a result of prescription drugs every year is in the Read the rest of this entry