Monday, April 27, 2009

FDA RECALLS New York’s Universal ABC Beauty Supply diet pill et. al.harmful over the counter supplements that contain illegal drugs U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerts Universal ABC Beauty Supply International, Inc., a Brooklyn based dietary supplement manufacturer, found the illegal,unapproved, and undeclared drug, Sibutramine, in the products the company distributes. Sibutramine, an FDA approved medication used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss, is a prescription approved medication by the federal government. The FDA has not approved the use of this prescription medication ingredient in 34 different Universal ABC Beauty Supply’s products. The FDA issued a strong advisory to U.S. Consumers about the undeclared, Sibutramine, because the medication is known to cause the following harmful side effects: -Substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients-High risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease-Harmful to consumers with congestive heart failure-May be risky for patients who have arrhythmias-Possible injury to patients with a medical history of stroke A complete list of the 34 recalled products are can be found on the FDA’s website (click the title link) and includes SLIM FAST, 60capsules, 3 pouches/box. Consumers should not consume any of the recalled products and may contact the diet supplement weight loss company for a full or partial refund of unused portions at their website. The FDA does not endorse this product or this product’s names and consumers may complain to the FDA’s main number 24 hours a day,301-443-1240. Injured victims and concerned consumers can also file a report online HERE

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