Many consumers in Connecticut may not be aware that over-the-counter supplements are not subject to FDA approval before they are released for consumption. Should a problem be discovered with these supplements, it is then that the FDA will step in and recall the product if necessary. Unfortunately, a recent study has found that many of these tainted supplements are staying on store shelves or are available for online purchase long after a recall is issued, which can open a manufacturer up to liability claims.
It has been found than many popular supplements contain prescription level drugs which have not been approved for use in over-the-counter medications. As these drugs can have serious side effects, recalls were issued for the supplements in question. However, it has been found that many of these recalled products are still available for purchase.