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FDA Criminal Office Said to Be Examining Drug Ostarine in Dietary Supplements

Monday, May 09, 2016

FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) has been reportedly looking into complaints that marketers of sports supplements have sold Ostarine in their products, a substance that a biopharmaceutical company has been studying in clinical drug trials for nearly a decade.

Government probes into Ostarine reflect FDA’s continuing efforts to crack down on marketers of “dietary supplements" that are tainted with pharmaceutical drugs and other illegal substances.

So-called SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators, which include Ostarine, have been under development by pharmaceutical companies. Memphis, Tennessee-based GTx, Inc. has been developing SARMs to treat serious diseases including breast cancer, a form of muscular dystrophy and urinary incontinence.

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Source: Natural Products Insider