FDA Issues Warning over Dangerous Drugs in Weight Loss Supplements

FDA Issues Warning over Dangerous Drugs in Weight Loss Supplements

Posted By Golomb & Honik || 11-Oct-2014

Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar per year industry. While some products and services truly do help people lead healthier lifestyles, many are nothing more than modern day snake oil. And, in some cases, they are downright dangerous. If a dangerous drug or supplement has caused you pain and suffering, the attorneys at Golomb & Honik can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned consumers to steer clear of three weight loss supplements that actually contain dangerous pharmaceuticals. The supplements LX1, Mezo, and Best Line Suplemento Alimenticio actually contain pharmaceutical ingredients, despite being labeled as herbal and all natural.

While the Food and Drug Administration tightly regulates pharmaceuticals, labeling on supplements is considerably looser and can seriously mislead consumers.

Mezo and Best Line Suplemento Alimenticio contain benzylsibutramine, a substance that was marketed as the weight loss drug Meridia until it was found to be especially dangerous for individuals with heart conditions.

LX1 contains a similar substance, known as 1.3-dimethylamylamine or methylhexanamine, which can raise blood pressure and cause cardiovascular problems, including heart attack.

The pharmaceutical injury attorneys at Golomb & Honik stand up to big drug companies every day. If you believe that a supplement or drug has caused you harm, let us fight for your rights.

Please contact Golomb & Honik today to arrange a complimentary case evaluation. We serve clients nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia.

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