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The United States: Public Notification: “Tianji True Slim” Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to purchase or use “Tianji True Slim,” a product promoted and sold for weight loss, cleansing the digestive system, improving body metabolism, restoring energy, improving circulation, and eliminating water retention. This product is promoted on, and possibly sold in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Tianji True Slim” contains sibutramine. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the US market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The product poses a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. This product may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details:

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

Ends/ Monday, October 08, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:00
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