The Korea Herald


Oriental doctors track...illegal supplements

By Korea Herald

Published : Dec. 8, 2011 - 19:18

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The Association of Korean Oriental Medicine is collecting cases of illegally distributed dietary supplements.

“Amid the growing public awareness of health and well-being, illegal distributors are selling non-authorized or even harmful supplements through a variety of channels,” said Kim Jung-kon, head of the AKOM.

The AKOM has established an “anonymous bulletin” on its website,, to receive information. The reported cases will be investigated and compiled into a database to improve the manufacturing and distribution system for dietary supplements.