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Tainted vitamins: Protect yourself!

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October 17, 2013
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The FDA recently issued a recall after steroids were found in one brand of supplements. However, there are some things you can do to keep you and your family safe. The choices are endless. “I think for consumers , it is really a challenge,” Kenneth Spaeth, MD, MPH, Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, North Shore-LIJ Health System, told Ivanhoe.


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