Petition Asks FDA to Remove All Unapproved Fluoride Supplements from Market

f d scandalLOS ANGELES, May 18, 2016

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a “Warning Letter” that orders a manufacturer of fluoride drops and tablets to “immediately” discontinue marketing these products because FDA has never approved them as safe and effective. Now the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has joined with The International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) to petition the FDA to take similar action against all other companies producing unapproved fluoride drugs, commonly known as fluoride “supplements.”

Fluoride supplements are sodium fluoride-containing drops, tablets, and lozenges sold for the purpose of preventing tooth decay. Despite being labeled “supplements,” the FDA’s Warning Letter states that these products are “drugs” which are “not generally recognized as safe and effective” for cavity prevention.

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