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What’s the problem?
July 26, 2010 - J&H Besta Corp. has been informed by the FDA that lab analysis of their Joyful Slim Herb Supplement has detected undeclared Desmethyl Sibutramine, a drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. The FDA has not approved this product, therefore its safety and effectiveness are unknown.
This product poses a potential 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.
Joyful Slim Herb Supplement is marketed as a Natural Herb for Weight Loss. Joyful Slim Herb Supplement is packaged in plastic bottles containing 30 capsules per bottle and bears UPC 8 97966 00200 7. The affected lot/code being recalled is 101408. The product was sold to distributors and retail stores nationwide and via Internet sales.
Consumers should not consume the Joyful Slim Herb Supplement and should return it immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Jason Wang at 877-547-5468, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, EDT.
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How are Herbal Supplements Regulated by the FDA?
Dietary supplements are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as food, not drugs. However, many dietary supplements may contain hidden adulterated ingredients that have strong biological effects which may conflict with a medication you are using or a medical condition you may have.
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