Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Beware of Diet Pills

CBS News reported last night that the FDA has listed more than 25 weight loss products as potentially harmful because they contain ingredients that are not labeled and could cause serious health problems. Of course, many of these products claim to be natural or contain herbal ingredients. CBS News says "The FDA warning comes after an analysis found that the 'undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients' in some of the products contained a controlled substance, a drug not approved for marketing in the United States and a suspected cancer-causing agent." Isn't that great. FDA enforcement lawyer Michael Levy sums it up best: "if it sounds too good to be true, it is likely to be too good to be true."

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