Some ‘Brain-Boosting’ Supplements Contain Unapproved Drugs

 ADHD in the News 2020-10-01

"Smart pills" and other dietary supplements marketed to boost brain function contained potentially dangerous combinations and doses of drugs not approved by the FDA, researchers found. Five of these drugs were found in 10 so-called "nootropic" or "cognitive enhancer" supplements tested, reported Pieter Cohen, MD, of Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts, and colleagues in Neurology: Clinical Practice.