News, musings and commentary on dietary supplements & pharmaceutical law issues, technology, and litigation.
Lawyers for consumers and injured people.(No advice on this blog, though)
Thursday, March 27, 2014
New Life Nutritional Center Issues Recalls Super Fat Burner, Maxi Gold and Esmeralda
New Life Nutritional Center is recalling all lots of “Super Fat Burner capsules, Maxi Gold capsules and Esmeralda softgels” to the user level after FDA analysis revealed the products contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients: sibutramine, phenolphthalein or a combination of both sibutramine and phenolphthalein.
Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 (due to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes). Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. These undeclared ingredients make these products unapproved new drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established. At this time no illnesses or injuries have been reported to New Life Nutritional Center in connection with these products.
These products are used as weight loss aids and are packaged in 30 capsule bottles. All lots of these products are being recalled. New Life Nutritional Center distributed these products to customers residing in NY, NJ, LA, TX, VA, and MA via retail stores and internet sales through their website at www.newlifenutritional.com.