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October 15, 2007

Dietary Supplements Siezed because of health claims

From an FDA news release:

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Marshals seized on Tuesday approximately $71,000 of goods from FulLife Natural Options, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla., which marketed and distributed Charantea Ampalaya Capsules and Charantea Ampalaya Tea.

Although these products are labeled as dietary supplements, they are being promoted by FulLife for use in treating serious conditions, such as diabetes, anemia, and hypertension. These claims are evident in the products' labeling, including promotional literature and FulLife's Internet Web site.

The agency takes seriously its responsibility to protect Americans from unapproved drugs. FDA considers these products to be unapproved new drugs because they make claims related to the prevention or treatment of diseases in the products' labeling. Before a new drug product may be legally marketed, it must be shown to be safe and effective, and approved by FDA. Tuesday's action protects consumers who may rely on unapproved products and unsubstantiated claims associated with these products when making important decisions about their health.

October 15, 2007 in Labeling, supplements | Permalink

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You can buy health supplements even online, everything is so easy.

Posted by: Purvi | Apr 4, 2008 3:13:13 PM

It strange they would make such claims.they must've realized the FDA would come knocking at their door!!

So many dietary products have the absolute opposite written on the bottle.

Posted by: Maggy | Apr 30, 2008 3:17:33 PM

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