Supplements continued to be sold despite FDA concerns

A Madison company hawking supplements that promise improved brain health sold the product for years despite Food and Drug Administration citations, according to a recent report in Wired.

Quincy Bioscience, the makers of Prevagen, was warned about inaccurate or misleading claims about the product from the FDA. The company also failed to establish written procedures to test for bacteria and didn’t specify how it controls production to ensure a quality end product. Information about the ongoing FDA warnings was obtained by Wired through the Freedom of Information Act. The FDA also reported receiving thousands of complaints about adverse side effects.