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FDA Consumer Health Information - FDA Tightens Reins on Unapproved 'Chelation' Drugs
Date:10/14/2010

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration says there's no proof that nonprescription 'chelation' products—which claim to treat everything from autism to Alzheimer's disease—can rid the body of toxic metals.

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On Thursday, the agency warned eight companies that making unsubstantiated claims is a violation of federal law. FDA experts say even the approved, prescription chelation drugs have risks and should only be used with medical supervision.

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