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Monday, August 18, 2014
Dietary supplement maker at center of ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell trial halts sales of Anatabloc
Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it is voluntarily stopping sales of Anatabloc and another supplement called CigRx while it sorts out issues with the Food and Drug Administration.
Late last year, the federal agency sent a warning letter to the company formerly known as Star Scientific saying that its products contain a new dietary ingredient that requires approval before it can be marketed. The company did not seek such approval.
The agency also said the company's website had improperly promoted Anatabloc as a drug by suggesting it can be used to treat various diseases, including ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.