more than 25 weight-loss products contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients that may jeopardize the health of consumers. Ingredients contained in these products include sibutramine (a controlled substance), rimonabant (not approved in the United States), phenytoin (an antiseizure drug), and phenolphthalein (used in chemical experiments and is suspected to cause cancer). Some of the products are promoted as "dietary supplements" or claim to contain only "herbal" ingredients and are sold online and in some stores, according to the FDA. They are not FDA approved and are considered illegal. (full article)You can check a list of products here.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
more shocking news regarding the diet industry
It seems like the FDA is actually being productive as of late. In addition to pointing out the bullshit claims of Diet Coke Plus, the FDA has found: