Why Alternative Medications Vary in Quality and Content

The FDA requires pharmaceuticals, both prescription and over-the-counter, to be tested periodically to prove that their actual content lies within a 10 percent range of what is listed on the label: a 300 mg tablet must contain between 270 mg and 330 mg in serially tested batches, otherwise the manufacturer is forced to stop producing the medication. Such testing is not required for unregulated herbal, plant, or other alternative products sold in health food stores or similar outlets, which is why their content and quality, and hence their effectiveness and side effects, vary widely among different brands of the same product.

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