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Weight-loss pills on recall

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA finds sibutramine, an appetite suppressant and weight-loss drug, in products marketed as dietary supplements by Young You Corp. The Tarzana, Calif.-based company announced July 15 a voluntary recall of Slimbionic, One Weight Loss Pill, SlimDemand and Botanical Weight Loss products, all sold through the Internet and Young You's Weight Loss and Rejuvenation Center in Tarzana. Slimbionic was part of a mass FDA alert concerning numerous tainted weight-loss products expanded in March (1"The Tan Sheet" March 23, 2009, In Brief). Sibutramine is the active ingredient in the Rx obesity drug Meridia and may pose a risk to patients with a history of coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure, FDA warned

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