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Australia: Safety advisory: Bee Sexy Slimming capsules were found to contain undeclared sibutramine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled Bee Sexy Slimming capsules and found that the capsules contain the undeclared substance sibutramine. Bee Sexy Slimming capsules pose a serious risk to health and should not be taken. Consumers are advised that sibutramine is a prescription-only substance in Australia. Sibutramine was withdrawn from world markets in 2010 due to increased risk of cardiac events and stroke. TGA investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia may have bought the product online.

Consumers are advised to stop taking the product and consult their health care practitioner if they have any concerns arising from the use of the product.

Please refer to the following website in TGA for details:

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product.

Ends/ Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:00