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FDA issues adulterated supplement warnings

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA warns consumers to stop taking Slim-30 Herb Supplement, a weight- loss supplement that contains undeclared sibutramine. Sibutramine is an FDA-approved product, but the agency has not approved Slim-30 Herb Supplements, so its safety in the product is unknown. Sibutramine may present a "significant risk" to patients with congestive heart failure, stroke or other cardiac conditions, FDA says. The agency also warns consumers not to take Joyful Slim Herb Supplement, marketed by J&H Besta Corp., because it contains undeclared desmethyl sibutramine. The company announced July 22 a recall of product lot 101408 including 30-count bottles with the UPC 897966002007. In addition, Good Health Inc. recalls Vialipro, a product marketed as a supplement for sexual enhancement. The firm said July 16 that FDA found sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of the pharmaceutical ingredient sildenafil, in certain batches. FDA previously warned of criminal charges for undeclared pharmaceuticals in OTC drugs, and has issued warnings leading to recalls of tainted supplements

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