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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

“How does Viagra work and what’s it doing to the rest of my body?”

Gay News Network’s Checkup Articles features Ask Dr. Brad McKay where this month one reader asks “Viagra helps my [erection] but I end up getting a splitting headache. How does Viagra work and what’s it doing to the rest of my body?” Dr. McKay explains that Viagra, or sildenafil, originally designed to be a treatment for high blood pressure, works by relaxing arteries. It not only allows greater blood flow to the penis, which is what enables it to help treat erectile dysfunction, but it can also open up arteries in other parts of the body. Gay News Network reports that ... Read More

FDA warns against dietary supplements saying they often contain hidden harmful ingredients

In a recent warning, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that “FDA has identified an emerging trend where over-the-counter products, frequently represented as dietary supplements, contain hidden active ingredients that could be harmful. Consumers may unknowingly take products laced with varying quantities of approved prescription drug ingredients, controlled substances, and untested and unstudied pharmaceutically active ingredients. These deceptive products can harm you! Hidden ingredients are increasingly becoming a problem in products promoted for weight loss.” Just a week before this warning about Tainted Weight Loss Products the FDA released a public notification regarding weight loss product Supreme Slim 5.7 ... Read More

App assessing skin cancer risk aids self detection

The New Zealand Herald reports that 100,000 New Zealanders have downloaded an app that analyzes photographs of moles and skin conditions for possible skin cancer risk. “New Zealand has a growing number of melanoma cases and although there are doctors and specialists who are very good at diagnosing and treating it, people often don’t visit their doctors when they should,” said Dick Uyttewaal, a representative of of Netherlands-based company SkinVision. “The app is a very useful tool to give people an indication that they need to seek treatment or if they have marks or moles they need to keep an ... Read More

Scalp melanoma associated with poorer survival and higher proportion of male patients

Researchers who recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology call special attention to scalp melanomas. “Scalp melanomas have more aggressive clinicopathological features than other melanomas and mortality rates more than twice that of melanoma located elsewhere,” the authors said. They studied 900 patients with invasive cutaneous head and neck melanoma (CNHM) seen over a 20-year period at a tertiary referral center at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Results indicated 26.3 percent of the patients had scalp melanoma, 42.9 percent had face melanoma, 19.3 percent had neck melanoma, and 11.4 percent had ear melanoma, according to ... Read More

Researchers find more women are self-detecting melanoma than men

Men are at higher risk for melanoma. According to Melanoma International Foundation “an estimated 44,250 new cases of invasive melanoma in men and 32,000 in women will be diagnosed in the US in 2012.” Based on the National Cancer Institute’s most recent statistics from its Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, for approximately every one woman who dies of melanoma, two men die, with a 1.7 to 4.1 ratio. Along with liver cancer and esophageal cancer, melanoma is one of only three cancers with an increasing mortality rate for men according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Many men have ... Read More

Undeclared Sildenafil in dietary supplements poses threat to consumers

On May 10, the FDA announced that SOS Telecom, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of their products 3rd Degree, Black Gold X Advanced and Black Label X, which were were marketed as dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement. The products were sold through numerous retailers, including convenience stores and gas stations. The products were tested by the FDA and found to contain the presence of undeclared sildenafil and analogs of sildenafil, which is the active ingredient in Viagra. The FDA states that: “This undeclared active ingredient poses a threat to consumers because sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in ... Read More

Tainted dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement recalled

SOS Telecom, Inc. is recalling all lots of dietary supplements marketed for male sexual enhancement because the products were found to contain sildenafil, the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra. The dietary supplements do not disclose on the products’ labels that they contain sildenafil, and the company is not authorized to market the medication. The undeclared ingredient was found in SOS Telecom’s dietary supplements during routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Affected products include the following: Tiger-X (Lot No: 9236999; Best use by: 12/16/2016): 1 capsules per pack / 24 single packs per box. Ninja-X ... Read More

FDA analysis revels undeclared drug ingredients in diet pills

Making It A Lifestyle, L.L.C., based in Corpus Christi, TX, is recalling all lots of 3rd Degree, Black Gold X Advanced and Black Label X capsules because they contain undeclared the drug ingredients sibutramine and sildenafil, which can be dangerous to some individuals. An analysis conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that 3rd Degree and Black Gold X Advanced contained sibutramine. Sibutramine was marketed as a prescription drug under the brand name anti-obesity treatment Meridia. It was pulled off the market in 2010 after it was linked to heart attacks and strokes. “The product poses a threat ... Read More

Sildenafil’s hidden high cost, to your pocketbook and your health

David Lazarus with The Los Angeles Times reports on the huge discrepancies in the prices for sildenafil, which is generic Viagra, depending on the pharmacy where you get it filled, and gives consumers advice to be shrewd. When CVS bought and began operating the pharmacies in Target’s stores, consumers suddenly went from paying between $40 and $50 for 60 pills to paying $241 for the same prescription. Lazarus said, “I asked CVS’ (spokesman Mike DeAngelis) how much a cash-only purchase of sildenafil would run without a GoodRX discount card. He replied that this information is ‘not relevant.’” “It couldn’t be ... Read More