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Australia: Safety advisory: 1 Day Diet capsules were found to contain undeclared substances phenolphthalein and sibutramine
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled 1 Day Diet capsules and found that the capsules contain the undeclared substances phenolphthalein and sibutramine. TGA investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia may have bought the product online. Consumers are advised that sibutramine is a prescription-only substance, and both phenolphthalein and sibutramine have been withdrawn from world markets due to concerns about carcinogenicity, and increased risk of cardiac events and stroke. Consumers are advised to stop taking the product and consult their haelth care practitioner if they have any concerns arising from your use of this product.

Please refer to the following website in TGA for details:

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product. Related news has been released by the Health Canada and the FDA, and was posted on the Drug Office website on 22 November 2013 and 10 September 2014 respectively.

Ends/ Thursday, January 15, 2015
Issued at HKT 15:00