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2011-12-06 14:58:00

Potentially dangerous products banned for use in supplements in 2004 SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals today seized raw materials imported by Infinity Marketing Group, Inc. containing ephedrine alkaloids, a large family of pharmacological compounds called sympathomimetics banned by FDA since 2004 for use in dietary supplements. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The...

2010-07-12 12:50:43

New research evaluating the effectiveness of a broad selection of popular slimming supplements sold in pharmacies and health food shops has found no evidence that any of them facilitate weight loss beyond the placebo effect. Two studies presented today (Monday) at the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, Sweden, have found they were no more effective than the fake supplements they were compared with. "There are scores of slimming supplements out there claiming weight-loss effects...

2008-09-23 06:00:32

By A.J. Perez Serious side effects from the use of food supplements resulted in 604 "adverse-event" reports -- a list that includes at least five deaths -- through the first six months that such accounts have been required by law. The Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements in the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition acknowledged receiving 368 mandatory reports from supplement manufacturers and 236 reports from consumers or...

2005-09-09 18:32:39

Two common weight loss supplements promoted as ephedra-free and safe for dieters caused increased heart rate among healthy people, and could have harmful health effects in some people, according to a study by UCSF scientists. Their placebo-controlled clinical study is the first to examine the pharmacological effects of these re-formulated dietary supplements. The research examined the effects on blood pressure and heart rate of two dietary supplements containing bitter orange extract -- a...