Here's an interesting situation. An elderly relative decided that they needed more energy, so they started to drink 5-Hour energy and other energy drinks. They also started taking some "osteo" supplements. Needless to say, at that advanced age, with kidneys that are not what they used to be, this induced renal failure.
The doctor said that the supplements must stop immediately. So, the elderly person asks, "why didn't anyone say this would happen? Why isn't there a warning?" Of course there is the small print, generic "consult your physician before starting this supplement", which no one reads.
They market a lot of these things to the elderly, who may have weak kidneys and liver problems. Elderly tend to believe commercials, and studies have shown that judgement is impaired as people get older.
So what is the "libertarian solution" to snake oil peddlers who target the elderly? Buyer beware?
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