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What distinguishes a dietary supplement from a drug?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Drugs are FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved. Many dietary supplements are not. It is important to read all drug information carefully and ask your pharmacist questions, as needed.

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