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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

Canada: “L-Showm Weight Loss Pills” were found to contain undeclared substance phenolphthalein
Health Canada has seized the unauthorized drug, “L-Showm Weight Loss Pills”, being sold at the U-Box store, located at 2809-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC. Health Canada testing found that it contained an undisclosed ingredient, phenolphthalein. Phenolphthalein, which was previously used as a laxative, is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because it may cause cancer. Additional side-effects associated with phenolphthalein include decreased blood pressure, skin rash and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Health Canada has not received any reports of adverse reactions associated with the use of "L-Showm Weight Loss Pills". Consumers should speak to your healthcare practitioner about any questions or concerns regarding this product.

Please refer to the following website in Health Canada for details:

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

Ends/ Thursday, April 10, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:00