Tianeptine Rings Latest Unapproved Drug Alarm, Followed By Echo About Lack Of FDA Regulation
Tianeptine isn’t approved as drug in US nor allowed for use as dietary ingredient or food additive. FDA has warned multiple firms selling tianeptine-containing products and federal prosecutors recently announced guilty plea from man who sold the drug to consumers.
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