Junkfood Science: UPDATE: Major FDA consumer alert on diet pills

January 10, 2009

UPDATE: Major FDA consumer alert on diet pills

The FDA just issued a significant update on one of its largest and most serious consumer alerts about weight loss supplements found to contain potentially dangerous prescription drugs, some at levels that far exceed even their maximum recommended dosages.

This week, it added 40 more products that its testing found contained the prescription drug Sibutramine.

These new products were:

2 Day Diet Slim Advance
2x Powerful Slimming
3 Days Fit
7 Days Diet
7 Diet
Eight Factor Diet
21 Double Slim
Body Creator
Body Shaping
Body Slimming
Cosmo Slim
Extrim Plus 24 Hour Reburn
Fasting Diet
Imelda Fat Reducer
JM Fat Reducer
Miaozi MeiMiaoQianZiJiaoNang
Natural Model
Perfect Slim Up
Powerful Slim
Reduce Weight
Sana Plus
Slim 3 in 1 Extra Slim Formula
Slim 3 in 1 Extra Slim Waist Formula
Slim 3 in 1 M18 Royal Diet
Slim 3 in 1 Slim Formula
Slim Burn
Slim Express 4 in 1
Slim Fast
Slim Up
Slim Waist Formula
Slim Waistline
Slimming Formula
Super Fat Burner
Super Slimming
Trim 2 Plus
Waist Strength Formula

The full coverage on the first alert, available here, has health and safety information and resources. Additional information for consumers on this week’s alert can be found here.

Please remember that there is no magic diet pill that has ever been shown to be safe and effective.

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