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Fashion Sanctuary recalls weight loss capsules after FDA alert of undeclared additive

BY Michael Johnsen

SAN DIEGO Fashion Sanctuary on Sunday recalled all lot codes of Zhen De Shou Fat Loss Capsules sold in 10 count blister cards. The recall was initiated after notification by the Food and Drug Administration that lab analysis of Zhen De Shou samples found the product to contain undeclared sibutramine, making it an unapproved drug, the company said.

Sibutramine is a prescription drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. This 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.

The product was primarily distributed in the United States and sold via Internet. It is sold in a box with an inner foil pouch. Inside the pouch is a blister pack containing light and dark green capsules. This recall affects all lot codes and use by dates. No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date in connection with this product, Fashion Sanctuary reported.

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NAD recommends Nutrition 21 end claims its supplement aids memory

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Tuesday recommended that Nutrition 21, the marketer of Core4Life Advanced Memory Formula, discontinue with claims that its supplement improves memory.

Specifically, NAD challenged Nutrition 21’s “unqualified claims” that Advanced Memory Formula “Improves Memory & Recall,” “Increases Alertness & Concentration” and “Helps Improve Focus and Vitality.” These claims were not supported by the evidence, NAD asserted, and should be discontinued or modified to more accurately reflect the existing evidence.

Nutrition 21 appreciates “NAD’s careful consideration in making its decision and agrees to take the NAD’s conclusions and recommendations in this matter into account in future advertising of its Core4Life Advanced Memory Formula product,” the company said.

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Tylenol Warming Liquids promotional taxis ferry customers free of charge

BY Alaric DeArment

PHILADELPHIA McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Monday relocated its Tylenol Warming Taxies from Boston—the taxies will be picking passengers up free-of-charge in front of select CVS/pharmacy locations Dec. 1-7.

The makers of Tylenol Warming Liquids have embarked on a multi-city tour offering passengers access to free taxi rides so they can warm up. The guerilla marketing tactic has already proven a success in New York and Boston, and will be moving to Washington following its tour through Philadelphia.

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