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The FDA Waited 9 Months to Warn the Public on Tianeptine, a Supplement 'Worse Than Heroin'

"Emails obtained by Consumer Reports reveal that the Food and Drug Administration at the time was also looking into the dangers of tianeptine, which is used as a dietary supplement ingredient despite being illegal. But the agency—which regulates drugs and supplements in the U.S.—waited at least nine months to alert the public about the risks."