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Woman pleads guilty for selling dangerous stimulant to supplement maker

A Chinese woman pleaded guilty in Texas federal court for selling stimulant ingredients to a dietary supplement maker in the U.S., knowing full and well those illicit ingredients would not be listed on the supplement’s label. Gao Mei Fang, also known as Amy Gao, admitted to selling the illegal stimulant DMAA to a dietary supplement manufacturer knowing that U.S. retailers couldn’t sell supplements with that ingredient. DMAA, or dimethylamylamine, is promoted for performance enhancement but it is not legal in the U.S. because it is considered unsafe. DMAA can increase heat rate and blood pressure, and increase the risk of ... Read More

Athletes should be cautious about supplements

Dietary supplements promoted to improve athletic performance may be contaminated with drugs that render athletes ineligible to play and put them at risk for serious health problems, according to a serious of journal articles written by Bryan Denham, Campbell Professor of Sports Communication and chair of Clemson’s communication department. The contaminant often found in dietary supplements is methylhexaneamine, or DMAA, an amphetamine derivative banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that DMAA posed a health risk to consumers because it could elevate blood pressure and lead to cardiovascular problems including shortness of breath ... Read More

Diet pill pusher gets 18 months in prison

A Fort Myers, Florida, dietary supplement marketer received an 18-month prison sentence in federal court after pleading guilty for selling diet pills and supplements to boost attention deficit containing an illegal and potentially dangerous ingredient. The distributor Derek Vest also forfeited $2.5 million to federal officials he reportedly made selling Phen Tabz, Add Tabz and Phen Tabz Teen from April 2013 to November 2014. He also testified in other investigations as part of his plea deal. The adulterated dietary supplements were made by Fort Myers-based Gentech Pharmaceuticals. Laboratory testing conducted on Phen Tabz, Add Tabz and Phen Tabz Teen detected hidden ... Read More

Dietary supplement maker warned by FDA

Nature com Inc., a California-based dietary supplement company, was slapped with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter for not keeping track of the weights and measurements of each finished package or which scales or scoops were cleaned, rendering the products in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for dietary supplements. The problems were identified during an FDA inspection of the company’s manufacturing facility. During that inspection the FDA found that the Naturecom did not prepare or follow a master manufacturing record. Once this is established for dietary supplement products that the ... Read More

Regeneca recalls dangerous dietary supplements

A month after Regeneca Worldwide, a division of VivaCeuticals Inc., was ordered by a federal court to stop selling dietary supplements because they contained a dangerous ingredient, the company announced it was issuing a nationwide recall of its entire line of herbal and dietary supplements. The recall affects all lots of the company’s brand name products, which include RegeneSlim, RegenErect, RegeneArouse, RegeneBlend, RegeneBoost, RegeneBlast and RegeneFit. The supplements were sold nationwide online through the company’s websites, and through a direct sales force within the U.S. and Puerto Rico for both consumption and retail sales. Due to the consent decree entered by ... Read More

Dietary supplement maker slapped with permanent injunction for distributing dangerous pills

VivaCeuticals Inc., doing business as Regeneca Worldwide, and its owner Matthew A. Nicosia, a distributor of dietary supplements, have been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products because they were found to contain dangerous ingredients including 1, 3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA). U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton for the Central District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against the parties based on a complaint, filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that Regeneca Worldwide was unlawfully distributing unapproved new drugs, and adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements. DMAA ... Read More

Dietary supplement maker shut down by DOJ for violations

VitaCeuticals Inc., doing business as Regeneca Worldwide in Irvine, California, has agreed to cease operations under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). According to the consent decree, the company cannot resume manufacturing of drugs or dietary supplements until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deems its manufacturing practices are in compliance with the law. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claimed the company was producing dietary supplements that did not meet the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) based on several violations identified during a 2014 inspection of the ... Read More

NutriVitaShop recalls dietary supplements containing illegal stimulant DMAA

NutriVitaShop, a trade name of Naturecom Inc., is recalling its dietary supplement titled DMAA, a stimulant promoted for pre-workout and weight loss, because it contains the potentially toxic ingredient DMAA, also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has repeatedly warned that DMAA is potentially dangerous to health because it can narrow blood vessels and arteries, which can cause a rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems such as shortness of breath, arrhythmias, tightening in the chest, and heart attack. The recall includes NutriVitaShop’s DMAA net weight 500g lot #20141102, 20150715, 20151022, 20160226, ... Read More

Consumers can help fight distribution of dangerous dietary supplements

Dietary supplements are used by more than 180 million Americans each day, and it is up to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure they do not cause harm. But this can be challenging since the FDA’s authority to regulate dietary supplements is vastly different than the agency’s authority to regulate pharmaceutical agents and medical devices. It is a daunting process with more than 85,000 dietary supplements on the market. In 1994, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act made dietary supplement manufacturers responsible for ensuring that their products were safe. Under this law, manufacturers do not need FDA ... Read More

Dietary supplement maker fights claims its weight loss product is unsafe

Dietary supplement marker USPlabs LLC is seeking to fight claims made by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that weight loss product OxyElite Pro is dangerous to consumers by introducing experts to testify that the product was safe under the conditions of recommended use listed on its label. The judge overseeing the case will decide whether to hold a hearing to determine whether experts can testify on behalf of the defense regarding the safey of OxyElite Pro when the case goes to trial. The indictment unsealed last November alleges USPlabs made hundreds of millions of dollars through a criminal conspiracy ... Read More