HCG weight loss agents pulled by FDA

Posted by Sarah Showard | Dec 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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 injectable drug for certain forms of female infertility. If the companies do not stop selling the products voluntarily, the FDA and FTC threatened to forcibly halt their operations. The seven companies receiving the warning letters are HCG Diet Direct of Tucson, AZ, Nutri Fusion Systems, Natural Medical supply (doing business as HHCG Complete Diet), HCG Platinum, and

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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