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Hanover Labs' LIPO/trim

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA sends Livingston, N.J. manufacturer an Aug. 9 warning letter regarding LIPO/trim tablets, which contain chromium picolinate and a blend of Micro-C-Cellulose, gelatin, Uva Ursa and oat fiber. The agency said that Hanover is marketing the product as a "misbranded" weight control drug through product labeling and advertising that calls LIPO/trim "the most effective, natural appetite control tablets available today" and "an all natural diet pill." FDA said it is "unaware of any substantial scientific evidence" that demonstrates that LIPO/trim tablets "are generally recognized as safe and effective." In May, Hanover agreed to "reassess and modify [its] advertising" following a review by the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus ("The Tan Sheet" May 10, p. 13). . . .

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