SAFETY CHECK

The University of Minnesota's College of Pharmacy has opened a new center devoted to assessing the safety of dietary supplements. Here, researchers will collect, analyze and disseminate information on the safety of the various pills, liquids and powders that make up a $20 billion industry."The problem has been that we haven't had a robust system of surveillance to confirm or acknowledge issues surrounding

The University of Minnesota's College of Pharmacy has opened a new center devoted to assessing the safety of dietary supplements. Here, researchers will collect, analyze and disseminate information on the safety of the various pills, liquids and powders that make up a $20 billion industry.

"The problem has been that we haven't had a robust system of surveillance to confirm or acknowledge issues surrounding supplements," said Dr. Richard Kingston, professor of pharmacy and the new cent

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