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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

The United States: Public Notification: Green Algae Combination by Crane Beauty contains hidden drug ingredient lorcaserin
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Green Algae Combination by Crane Beauty, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Green Algae Combination by Crane Beauty contains lorcaserin, a controlled substance and the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Belviq®, used for chronic weight management in some overweight or obese adults. Lorcaserin may cause psychiatric disturbances and impairments in attention or memory. Also, concomitant use of lorcaserin with certain medications, such as, but not limited to, drugs commonly used to treat depression and migraine, may result in a potentially life-threatening drug interaction.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details:

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

Ends/ Friday, March 27, 2015
Issued at HKT 13:00