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Why are there warnings on products I buy about needing to see doctor before using? How can they sell them?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
In brief: Liability.
If you're looking at things like supplements, herbal remedies, "vitamins" or energy boosters - these things are not strongly regulated by the fda.
They are not rigorously tested for safety nor efficacy. So the makers of these products put a warning label on to see your doctor - basically it's an attempt to cover their behinds when their product hurts or kills someone.

In brief: Liability.
If you're looking at things like supplements, herbal remedies, "vitamins" or energy boosters - these things are not strongly regulated by the fda.
They are not rigorously tested for safety nor efficacy. So the makers of these products put a warning label on to see your doctor - basically it's an attempt to cover their behinds when their product hurts or kills someone.
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