Category Archive for: ‘Weight Loss Drugs’

Dieter, beware: Most pill and plan claims not scrutinized before sale

Americans spend more than $62 billion each year on pills and diet plans that claim to melt the pounds away – but those promises aren’t guaranteed to work. Most diet pills haven’t even been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as safe for weight loss. Diet pill makers often claim their products have science behind them when they …

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Study suggests body-building, weight-loss drugs damage liver function

There’s nothing wrong with working out and watching your diet to make yourself healthier, but attempting to speed up the process of weight loss or muscle building by taking over-the-counter dietary or herbal supplements may actually cause life-threatening liver injury. It might surprise you to know that one of the primary reasons that medications are taken off the market is …

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FDA warns HCG diet products are illegal

  The Food and Drug Administration last week posted a warning on its website against homeopathic products containing the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) that are used for weight loss with severe 500-calories-per-day dieting. The agency also notes that a 500-calorie-a-day diet poses a variety of health risks, including malnutrition, gallstones, electrolyte imbalance and irregular heartbeat. The notice states that …

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HCG weight loss agents pulled by FDA

Over the counter weigh t loss products containing human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) have been declared fraudulent and illegal by the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission. The agencies have told seven manufacturers to stop selling them. The warning letters sent t manufacturers note that HCG has not received FDA approval for any weight-loss indication. It has been approved as an …

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