FDA yanks more diet pills for undeclared drugs

I guess the upside here is that diet pills really do work — because they’re full of crank, happy drugs, and laxatives.

BTW, the FDA in its bureaucratic wisdom usually pulls things after they’ve caused a problem; they don’t generally review things before. ‘Cause that would be, like, socialist.

The FDA has expanded its recall of weight-loss products that contain undeclared, active ingredients including antidepressants and diuretics.

The expanded recall now includes 72 products, some of which were found to contain active ingredients “in amounts that greatly exceed recommended dosages,” according to Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Food Evaluation and Research (see list below).

The active ingredients found in the drugs include sibutramine, fenproporex, fluoxetine, bumetanide, furosemide, rimonabant, cetilistat, phenytoin, and phenolphthalein.

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