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Diet pills found to contain dangerous hidden drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public that certain diet pills sold online and in retail stores contain dangerous hidden drugs including one that was banned in the U.S. after it was linked to cardiovascular events and another that is a suspected carcinogen. Federal laboratory analyses of the products – Platinum Max Strength Blue Pill Version, Platinum Weight Loss Solution, and Slimming Plus Advantage – revealed that the dietary supplements contain sibutramine, a controlled substance no longer sold in the U.S. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or heart rate in some people and may pose ... Read More

FDA cites company for marketing dangerous dietary supplements

X2 Zero Corporation was slapped with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter for marketing dietary supplements that contain undeclared and potentially dangerous drug ingredients and making claims that the products can cure, treat or prevent diseases. The FDA conducted laboratory analyses of several of the company’s diet pills and sexual enhancement products, and found that many contain the active drug ingredients sibutramine, desmethyisibutramine, phenolphthalein, thiosildenafil and sildenafil. The company sells the supplements under the brand names Dynamism, Eradicate, Xerophagy, Salute, ZimXter, Exhilarate, and Natural Eruption. The products are sold on the company’s websites, www.x2zero.com and www.361weightloss.com. Sibutramine is a stimulant used ... Read More

Love my Body diet pills recalled, contain dangerous drug ingredients

Love my Tru Body based in McDonough, Ga., is recalling all Skinny Bee Diet 500mg capsules after laboratory testing found undeclared drug ingredients that are both dangerous and illegal in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that the diet pills contained sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was the active ingredient in the prescription obesity treatment Meridia. The drug was pulled from the market in 2010 after it was linked to dangerous increases in blood pressure and pulse rate that could pose a significant health risk to patients with a history of coronary artery disease, ... Read More

Distributor gets time in prison for pushing dangerous diet pills

A man selling dietary supplements and weight loss pills was sentenced to 11 months in federal prison plus two years of supervised release for pushing capsules that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said were misbranded and contained heart-harming and cancer-causing ingredients. U.S. Chief District Judge Laurie Smith Camp issued the order on Paul D. Martin, of Kearney, Neb., owner of Slim Beauty USA. He reportedly sold the offending producs, Dr. Ming’s Chinese Capsule, Magic Slim and Dream Body Slimming Capsules, at his Slim Beauty USA business, online at www.slimbeautyusa.com, and on eBay. In 2014, the FDA sent Camp a ... Read More

Step 2 dietary supplements recalled, contain dangerous, undeclared ingredients

Body Shot Bar is recalling all lots of its Step 2 60 gold capsule dietary supplements because they contain undeclared and unapproved drugs that put consumers at serious health risk. An FDA sampling and testing found that Step 2 tested positive for sibtramine, an appetite suppressant that was pulled form the market by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to serious health risks. The now-illegal drug ingredient is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate. People with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia or stroke may be at significant risk. The drug has been ... Read More

Feds find dangerous, unlisted drug ingredients in OTC diet pills

Lucy’s Weight Loss System of Arlington, Texas, has expanded its recall of diet pills to include all lots of Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach capsules in all colors, 30 count, after an analysis found the products to contain potentially dangerous undeclared drug ingredients. Pink Bikini (white capsules, blue capsules and gold capsules) and Shorts of the Beach (blue capsules and gold capsules) were found to contain sibutramine, phenolphthalein and/or diclofenac, which were not listed on the products’ labels. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was sold under the brand name Meridia and pulled from the U.S. market in ... Read More

Several tainted OTC diet pills recalled

More over-the-counter diet pills are being recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for containing undeclared ingredients that pose a serious health risk to consumers. Bee Extremely Amazed LLC is recalling 14 brands of diet pills after testing by federal authorities found the pills to contain ingredients such as sibutramine and/or phenolphthalein. Sibutramine was the active drug ingredient in the prescription weight loss treatment Meridia. The drug was pulled from the market in 2010 because it was linked to serious health risks including substantial increases in blood sugar and/or pulse rate. This may pose a significant risk for patients ... Read More

FDA recalls dietary pills believed to contain cancer-causing agent

A weight loss dietary supplement is being recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after an FDA analysis found the supplements contain the presence of undeclared drug ingredients, including a suspected cancer-causing agent. The recalled supplement is made by GMP Herbal Products and is marketed under the name Pai You Guo. Pai You Guo was found to contain subutramine, an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss; and phenolphthalein, a solution used in chemical experiments and a suspected cancer-causing agent that is not approved for marketing in the United States. The FDA warning stated that the ... Read More