Pacific Attorney Group Articles Weight Loss Products Result in FDA Warnings

Weight Loss Products Result in FDA Warnings

By Pacific Attorney Group  Apr. 16, 2012 3:16p

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a blanket warning about the growing problem of potentially harmful ingredients in over-the-counter weight loss products. Entitled "Tainted Weight Loss Products," the warning alerts consumers to the fact that many of these products, marketed as dietary supplements, include ingredients which are often hidden which could be detrimental to the health of those who take them. Such ingredients include prescription drug components, controlled substances, and active ingredients which have not undergone testing or study to determine their actual effects on physiology. The FDA includes in its alert that it cannot test every product on the market that may contain hidden dangerous ingredients.

The FDA warning page goes on to include a publication notice list of weight loss products which have been determined to be harmful. Among the products listed are "Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills," "Slender Slim 11," "Advanced Slim 5," "Dream Body Slimming Capsule," "Ja Dera 100% Natural Weight Loss Supplement," and a host of other similar products. Each individual warning declares that the product contains an "undeclared drug ingredient." Most of these products contain a drug called sibutramine, which increases blood pressure and poses a risk for cardiac problems and stroke and / or phenolphthalein which is thought to cause cancer and is not approved for consumer use in this country. These hidden drugs have been found in the listed products through laboratory analysis.

Legal Help from a Long Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products, including weight loss products, are released every year into the consumer marketplace. Staying on top of those which can potentially cause harm can be a difficult proposition for both the FDA and the individual consumer. Health damage and even deaths can result from consuming or using such products. If you or a loved one has been harmed through consuming such a product in the directed way and for its intended purpose, you may have grounds for an injury claim.

The Pacific Attorney Group can help determine the legal factors and options available to you in such cases. A Long Beach personal injury attorney at the firm can investigate your situation to determine if it falls under personal injury law. The firm offers a free injury consultation to clients in and around the Long Beach, California area who have been harmed through faulty and dangerous products. With 35 years of combined experience, the firm offers outstanding guidance, support, and comprehensive representation.

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