The vitamin and supplement industry has increased exponentially in profits as well as potential products on the market since the turn of the century. However, these products are not regulated, nor do they undergo any premarket clinical research or testing. Public health is compromised by vitamins and supplements that are available for American consumption that is disproportionately unregulated to their chemically similar counterparts. This wicked problem is facilitated through the combination of historical legislative definitions that has since been distorted for corrupt administrative gain through the allotment of corporate expenditures. Company disbursements are made to the same policymakers that create the guidelines that would restrict them, which is stimulated by the decision that corporations should have unrestricted limits of free speech.
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Leggiero, Emily, "Corruption in Capsules: How it is Legal for Companies to Put Harmful Ingredients in Vitamins and Dietary Supplements" (2021). English Department: Research for Change - Wicked Problems in Our World. 68.
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