The FDA warns consumers of possible dangers connected to using some diet pills primarily sold online.
Wired PR News.com – The FDA has cautioned against the use of approximately 30 diet pills that are said to contain ingredients not listed on labels that may be harmful to one’s health, as reported by the Associated Press (AP). Some of these products, which are reportedly advertised as natural, have been shown to not list potentially harmful properties such as carcinogens.
As quoted of the FDA in the AP report, “When consumers are buying these products online, we’re telling them that if it sounds too good to be true, it is likely to be too good to be true.”
Health problems associated with taking these supplements may include heart attacks and strokes. Most of the listed 28 weight loss pill products are sold online.
Dr. Janet Woodcock of the FDA is quoted as stating in regards to the insufficient labeling of the products, “Consumers have no way of knowing that these products contain powerful drugs that can cause serious health consequences.” Some of the product manufacturers or sellers may face criminal charges for failing to respond to recall requests.
A list of products related to the FDA warnings can be found by visiting http://tinyurl.com/8oufor.