Concussion-Injury Supplement Claims Draw FDA's Ire

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 3:27 PM EST) -- Dietary supplements that promise faster recovery times following a concussion have landed in the crosshairs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which warned Tuesday that such claims are based on junk science.

The FDA released a statement urging consumers to steer clear of "untested, unproven and possibly dangerous" products offered by certain supplement manufacturers purporting to treat or even prevent traumatic brain injuries.

The claims are unsupported by scientific evidence and could falsely convince athletes it is safe to retake the field too soon after a concussion, which a growing body of research says heightens the risk of a second,...

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