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Diet pill contains hidden drug banned due to safety reasons

Consumers should not purchase or use the diet pill called PAYA Dietary Supplement because a laboratory analysis conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that the product contains a hidden drug that puts consumers’ lives at risk. The product was identified by the FDA during an examination of international mail shipments. The PAYA Dietary Supplement is laced with sibutramine, a controlled substance that was pulled from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. Sibutramine was marketed as an anti-obesity drug under the brand name Meridia, but was banned after a clinical trial revealed that those taking the ... Read More

FDA cracks down on kratom marketers, distributors

Three marketers and distributors of kratom products were slapped with warning letters by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for illegally selling the herbal supplement with unproven claims about its ability to help ease symptoms of opioid addiction and withdrawal. The companies – Front Range Kratom of Aurora, Colorado; Kratom Spot of Irvine, California; and Revibe Inc., of Kansas City, Missouri – also claim that the controversial supplement can treat pain, lower blood pressure, treat cancer, and reduce neuron damage caused by strokes. “Despite our warnings that no kratom product is safe, we continue to find companies selling kratom and ... Read More

FDA: ‘Best Candy’ energy booster contains undeclared drugs

Do not buy or use Best Candy, a dietary supplement promoted as an energy booster on various websites and possibly some retail stores, because it contains hidden drugs and poses a risk to public health, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned in a Public Notification. During an examination of imported goods, the FDA found that Best Candy contained nortadafil, a chemical structurally similar to tadalafil, the active ingredient in the prescription erectile dysfunction drug Cialis. This undeclared active drug ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous ... Read More

Maya Distribution recalls potentially tainted kratom powders, capsules

Nearly two dozen more kratom-containing capsules and powders are being recalled by Maya Distribution LLC under the Dragon Kratom label because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Maya Distribution’s recall is the latest in a string of kratom dietary supplement recalls due to to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to tainted kratom powders and pills. At least 87 people in 35 states have developed illnesses after consuming kratom, 27 of whom required hospitalization. The Food ... Read More

LeanPro9 Protein Powders recalled due to undeclared allergen

Labrada Nutrition is recalling more than a dozen lots of its LeanPro8 Protein Powder because the supplements may contain undeclared egg protein, which could cause serious or life-threatening allergic reactions in people who are allergic to egg protein. The recalled LeanPro8 was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The supplement powders come in either 2.2-pound or 5-pound tubs with the lot number marked on the bottom of the tub. Affected products include: Lean Pro 8 Vanilla 2,268g (5lb) Tub (UPC # 710779112834) Lot# 073437 Lean Pro 8 Vanilla 2,268g (5lb) Tub Lot# 073447 Lean Pro 8 Vanilla ... Read More

More kratom recalled as part of Salmonella outbreak investigation

An investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to the dietary supplement kratom has resulted in dozens more recalls. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns there could be more tainted kratom products on the market,  thus no one should consume any powders, capsules, or any other form of kratom because they may fall ill and require medical attention. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often develop symptoms like fever, diarrhea (which can be bloody), ... Read More

More kratom recalled as part of Salmonella investigation

Two distributors of kratom-containing dietary supplement capsules and powders have issued recalls after being connected to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella poisonings that have infected at least 87 people in 35 states, sending at least 17 to the hospital for admittance. The investigation was launched last month by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and state agencies. Multiple distributors have recalled dozens of kratom-containing products, and officials are urging the public not to purchase or consume any kratom products because they could be contaminated with Salmonella as well. Salmonella can ... Read More

More kratom supplements recalled due to Salmonella scare

Club 13 of St. Augustine, Florida, has become the latest dietary supplement company to issue a recall of its kratom-containing products as part of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened at least 87 people in 35 states, 17 of whom required hospitalization. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The investigation into Salmonella-contaminated kratom was launched by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with cooperation from local and state health agencies. ... Read More

FDA orders mandatory recall of Triangle kratom products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a mandatory recall order for all dietary supplements and food products containing kratom manufactured, packed or held by Triangle Pharmaceuticals LLC, after several of the products were found to contain Salmonella. The agency took this action after the company failed to voluntarily recall their products. Consumers are advised to discard any kratom products from Triangle Pharmaceuticals including Raw Form Organics Maeng da Kratom Emerald Green, Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ivory White, and Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ruby Red. There may be additional brands of kratom-containing capsules, powders or ... Read More

Court orders NY supplement maker to cease production

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has ordered a New York dietary supplement maker to stop selling its products until it comes into compliance with federal law and other requirements. The consent decree of permanent injunction, filed on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was entered against Riddhi USA Inc., and Mohd M. Alam, president and owner of the company. Riddhi USA’s woes began after a 2016 FDA inspection which resulted in a warning letter from the agency. During that inspection, the FDA identified various manufacturing violations and failure to disclose ingredients and ... Read More