Ischemic Colitis Associated With Use of a Bitter Orange-Containing Dietary Weight-Loss Supplement
- Herb curbed. Fields, Helen // U.S. News & World Report;1/12/2004, Vol. 136 Issue 1, p53
Reports on the Food & Drug Administration ban on ephedra which is also known as Ma-Huang. Linking of the herbal supplement to heart attacks, strokes and death; Duty of the FDA to prove the supplement unsafe as supplement makers do not have to prove their products are safe or effective;...
- FDA Issues Regulation Prohibiting Sale of Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedra. Ressel, Genevieve // American Family Physician;3/15/2004, Vol. 69 Issue 6, p1343
Reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a final rule that prohibited the sale of dietary supplements containing ephedra. Side effects of ephedra.
- STEMI in a 24-Year-Old Man after Use of a Synephrine-Containing Dietary Supplement. Thomas, John E.; Munir, Jamalah A.; McIntyre, Peter Z.; Ferguson, Michael A. // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2009, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p586
Billions of dollars are spent annually in the United States in the largely unregulated market of dietary supplements. Many of these supplements are marketed as weight-loss and athletic-performance-enhancement products. The association of various ephedra-containing products with adverse...
- Death by Dietary Supplement? Miller, Henry I.; Longtin, David // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal;2000, Issue 80, p4
Discusses potential problems associated with dietary supplements in the United States. Questions on the safety of the products; Implementation of regulations by the US Food and Drug Administration; Adverse reactions and fatalities associated with the products.
- POISON-PILL WATCH. Stein, Lisa // U.S. News & World Report;4/12/2004, Vol. 136 Issue 12, p12
Reports that the U.S. FDA is starting to crack down on makers of previously unregulated dietary supplements. Details of the FDA's ban on diet aid ephedra; Details of new safety guidelines on vitamins and herbal remedies issued by the Institute of Medicine; Report that among the dietary...
- Making cosmetic dermatology safer. Schlessinger, Joel // Dermatology Times;Feb2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p3
The author reflects on the spread of the forms of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate (PC/DC) in the U.S. market. PC/DC, which has no drug approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are injected into the bodies of patients seeking for a fast weight loss. He cites that there are many...
- Losing a Lot More Than Weight. Davies, Carol // Brandweek;8/6/2007, Vol. 48 Issue 29, p35
The article discusses how drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is planning to launch a new drug called Alli, which is the first ever over-the-counter diet pill that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The article explains that Alli works by blocking absorption of about 25% of ingested...
- Herbal phen/fen. // Healthy Weight Journal;Sep/Oct97, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p86
Reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has received complaints regarding ephedrine, which is an ingredient in the Herbal Phen/Fen weight loss food supplement marketed by Nutri/System. Chinese medicinal herb used to treat asthma and Saint Johnswort.
- GlaxoSmithKline Petitions FDA to Disallow Weight Loss Claims for Dietary Supplements. Saxton, Kelly E. // HerbalGram;Aug-Oct2008, Issue 79, p66
The article reports that on April 17, 2008, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has filed a citizen petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to classify weight loss claims as disease claims. This would require all weight loss claims for dietary supplements to be pre-approved by the U.S. Food and...