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FDA Recalls 4 Young You Corp. Weight Loss Products ...

Yet another recall, this time, for a manufacturer slipping "sibutramine" into a pill, without disclosing such on the label or to the FDA ... sounds like trickery and shiggidy to me ... Sibutramine is actually an FDA-approved appetite suppressant, but - stating sibutramine in the ingredients would have subjected them to categorize the pill as a "drug", and face further FDA scrutiny. So, you leave out that you have an FDA-monitored substance, and you can call it a supplement and sell as freely as you wish, unregulated. Genius. One can only assume what else was in it or how frequently this occurs.

If however the Chinese producers were at fault, and acted soley on their own to include this substance (U.S. distributors and YYC are denying knowledge) ... it's scary to know how easy it is for foreign generators to do as they wish ... at the sake of Americans' health ... but we aren't stupid ... you know YYC knew exactly what was going down ... smh ... just check the site, no mention of the recall - just that they are "out of stock" as all recalled items are still on the front page! ~PC


How the "The L.A. Times" is reporting it:

"A Tarzana weight-loss and skin-care company, along with the Food and Drug Administration, recalled hundreds of weight-loss pills after the agency found that four dietary supplements contained ingredients not on the products' labels.
The supplements sold by Young You Corp. contained the drug ingredient sibutramine, which was discovered by FDA lab analysis, said Alex Durmashkin, executive director of the company.
Sibutramine is an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss, the agency said.
The four weight-loss products that were recalled, all made in China for Young You, are Slimbionic, One Weight Loss Pill 30, SlimDemand and Botanical Weight Loss, the FDA said.
"Sibutramine wasn't supposed to be in the supplements, but our manufacturer put it in the products without our knowledge," Durmashkin said. "That ingredient isn't on the label, so we agreed to the recall."
Young You has since stopped using manufacturer that made the recalled weight-loss pills, he said, and is asking consumers to discard or return the products. Durmashkin would not name the Chinese manufacturer.
Although sibutramine is an FDA-approved drug, the agency said it hadn't approved the recalled Young You products as drugs and therefore the safety and effectiveness of the supplements is unknown.
The four supplements are no longer in production, Durmashkin said. The supplements were sold on the company’s, as well as the company's store in Tarzana.
The FDA said the recalled products pose a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some patients and the drug can also pose a significant risk for people with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke." continued