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Oregon files lawsuit against GNC over dangerous dietary supplements

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is suing nutritional products retailer GNC Holdings claiming the company sold dietary supplements containing two illegal and potentially dangerous synthetic drugs. The lawsuit claims that the store violated the Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act by selling thousands of products over the past two years that contained the stimulants picamilon or beta-methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA). Picamilon is not approved for use in the United States, however it is approved in some countries to treat neurological conditions including depression, migraine headaches, strokes, glaucoma, senile psychosis, and head traumas. Picamilon side effects include allergic reactions, headaches, dizziness, nausea and a ... Read More

Researchers warn against dangerous chemical in some dietary supplements

Researchers are warning that some dietary supplements sold at retail stores across the country claiming to aid in weight loss, boost energy and heighten attention contain the synthetic stimulant BMPEA, similar to Ephedra, a speed-like chemical that was banned in 2004 after it was linked to fatal strokes and heart attacks, heart palpitations, seizures and psychiatric problems. The drug is listed on the labels of such dietary supplements as Acacia rigidula, a shrub that grows in parts of Texas and Mexico. Researchers tested 21 dietary supplements claiming to contain natural Acacia, however about half contained the lab-made stimulant BMPEA, or ... Read More

RegenESlim appetite control capsules recalled due presence of dangerous ingredient

Certain lots of RegenESlim appetite control dietary supplements are being recalled because they contain an ingredient that may cause deadly side effects. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis found in two lots of RegenESlim the presence of DMAA, also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract, commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in supplements. The agency has warned that DMAA is potentially dangerous to health as 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, ... Read More

More than $2 million in illegal dietary supplements seized from Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals by the FDA

Due to the presence of the unapproved food additives known as 3-Dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA) or its chemical equivalent, U.S. marshals have seized more than $2 million worth of dietary supplements manufactured and held by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its investigators. According to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the illegal products were adulterated, as said by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, because of the DMAA, an unapproved food additive found to be unsafe for the public. The use of ... Read More

FDA warns against using dietary supplements containing DMAA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that dietary supplements promising weight loss, muscle building and performance enhancement containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA) can be dangerous and even deadly and should be avoided at all costs. The agency is working hard to remove all DMAA-containing supplements from the marketplace, however some companies continue to sell the products illegally. DMAA can elevate blood pressure and could lead to cardiovascular problems including heart attacks, shortness of breath, and tightening in the chest. Given the known biological activity of DMAA, the ingredient may be particularly dangerous when used with caffeine. As of April ... Read More