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Florida company order to stop selling tainted supplements

A federal court has ordered a drug and dietary supplement maker to stop selling its products until it comes into compliance with federal law. The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against MyNicNaxs LLC of Deltona, Florida; Chevonne Torres, the company’s owner; and Michael Banner, an officer at the company, for distributing weight loss and sexual enhancement supplements to consumers that contained hidden pharmaceutical drugs. The tainted dietary supplements were sold through the websites www.mynicnaxs.com and www.ruglamourous.com. MyNicNaxs was first warned by the FDA in 2015 that selling products with ... Read More

FDA updates public on investigation into Salmonella-tainted kratom

Four additional dietary supplement products have been identified as a source of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella poisoning linked to tainted kratom that has sickened at least 87 people in 35 states, 17 of whom have been hospitalized. The investigation was launched in March by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (FDA), and local and state agencies following mounting reports of illness linked to the herbal supplement. The latest testing revealed Salmonella contamination in kratom products under the labels Triangle Pharmanaturals and Pure Distribution LLC, from retailer Torched Illusions. Kratom products by PDX ... Read More

Salmonella investigation leads to another kratom recall

Tamarack Inc., is recalling its Eclipse Kratom powder products because sample testing by federal authorities revealed the product was 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. The testing was part of a multi-state Salmonella investigation linked to kratom products conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and state health authorities. At least 87 people in 35 states have become sickened with Salmonella after consuming kratom. Twenty-seven of those infected were hospitalized. ... Read More

PDX Aromatics expands recall of tainted kratom supplements

PDX Aromatics is expanding the scope of its recall of certain kratom white vein powder and capsules and red vein powder products because the herbal supplements 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. The products are part of an investigation by federal and local authorities into a multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to various brands of kratom from multiple distributors. To date, at least 87 people in 35 states were sickened after ingesting kratom. Twenty-seven of those who fell ... Read More

Agencies investigating multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to products containing the herbal supplement kratom. As of March 14, the CDC has received 87 reports of Salmonella infections from people in 35 states. Twenty-seven of those sickened were hospitalized. Most people infected with Salmonella develop symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps that last about four to seven days. In some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that they need to be ... Read More

Salmonella-contaminated Kratom recalled

PDX Aromatics, doing business as Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, is recalling 33 lots of various kratom-containing powdered dietary supplements because some of the products have tested positive for Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. At least one person has been sickened after consuming the herb. Healthy people infected with Salmonella can also experience symptoms like fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream ... Read More

Gamer supplement claims to improve reaction speed, cognition

A new dietary supplement is targeting gamers, promising it can “supercharge your memory,” “improve your reaction speed by 6-10 percent” and help you “think faster/smarter.” But the supplement’s claims are raising eyebrows with federal regulators. Frisco, Texas-based Boss Level Labs’ new brain supplement GodMode is sold online and its label says its ingredients are “FDA approved.” But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) didn’t approve its ingredients. In fact, a reporter with C-Net contacted the agency and learned that it doesn’t approval the ingredients in any dietary supplement. “What I learned is that more than a dozen scientists, health experts ... Read More

FDA warns consumers about fraudulent flu remedies

Reports of flu this season have been as high as what was observed during the peak of the H1N1 2009 pandemic, which has the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerned that some manufacturers of medicines, dietary supplements and other products may be trying to lure consumers into buying unproven flu treatments or, even worse, buying counterfeit antivirals online from websites that appear to be legitimate online pharmacies. “This year the flu has been widespread, impacting millions of patients across the country, and leading to a new record number of flu-related hospitalizations,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “As the flu ... Read More

Diet pill recalled, contains dangerous hidden drug

Bella All Natural is recalling its Bella diet pills after the drug sibutramine was found hidden in the dietary supplement. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the market in October 2010 because of serious health risks. The drug substantially increases blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some individuals and may put users at risk for cardiovascular events including heart attack, arrhythmia, and stroke. To date, Bella All Natural has not received any adverse event reports related to this issue. The recall affects Bella diet capsules with the lot number MFD:10.15.2017 and expiration date “10.12.2019.” The product is ... Read More

Three plead guilty to selling supplements with hidden drugs

Three people pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to sell dietary supplements with hidden drugs to unsuspecting consumers. Michael Schindele, of Jacksonville, Florida, owned and operated a website that sold dietary supplements, including Silver Bullet, which was promoted as an “all-natural male performance enhancer,” and an “Extreme Male Stimulant.” According to the indictment, Michael Schindele purchased and shipped Silver Bullet from a supplier in the People’s Republic of China, then resold it to consumers throughout the U.S. Michael Schindele’s brother, John G. Schindele, along with Jennifer S. Travis, both of Nixa, Missouri, also sold Silver Bullet to consumers through ... Read More