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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:36 PM
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Federal Agencies Act to Remove hCG Weight Loss Products
Warning Letters Cite Lack of Approval, Potential for Harm
http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20111206/federal-agencie...

"The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission today took joint action against several companies selling over-the-counter hCG products that falsely and illegally claim to promote weight loss.

Labeled homeopathic by the seven companies who received the letters, the products contain human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone produced during pregnancy by cells that form the placenta.

An injectable drug containing hCG has been approved by the FDA to treat female infertility and other medical conditions. No form of hCG has been approved for weight loss. Making such claims, the letters inform the recipients, is a violation of federal law.

The joint action is the first step in keeping the unproven and potentially unsafe products from being marketed online and in retail outlets, reads a news release announcing the ban of hCG weight loss products.

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Just FYI.

:hi:
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:21 PM
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:41 PM
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2. Good. That particular method has got to be a last ditch method
and closely supervised, preferably on an inpatient basis. Having the stuff available online or even from crooked doctors is unconscionable.

It's a super dangerous way to try to lose weight.
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