Dietary Supplements Banned from Hospital

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Last July, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia removed all dietary supplements from their formulary. This was done for regulatory and safety reasons. Labeling of many supplements is not accurate. For instance, a selenium product labeled as having 200 micrograms actually contained 20,800 micrograms. Another issue is drug-drug interaction such as patients who reject transplants because they are taking St. John's wort.

PositiveTip: More and more experts agree: if you are not eating a wholesome, healthful diet, taking a pill is not the solution.