Pills That Will Make You Smarter, Lose Weight, and Cure Cancer

All those dietary supplements advertised on television and readily available on the Internet claim to do one thing or another. Taking certain pills allegedly will make you smarter, give you a burst of energy, end problems with erectile dysfunction, or even cure cancer. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the primary Federal agency responsible for protecting the American consumer from such false claims. The FDA pursues criminal investigations through its Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI).