Trypan Blue withdrawal in US

Custom-Rx Compounding Pharmacy Issues Nationwide Recall of Trypan Blue 0.06% Ophthalmic Solution Contact: Verne Betlach 612-866-2211 Richfield, MN — August 26, 2005 — Custom RX Compounding Pharmacy of Richfield, Minnesota, is initiating a nationwide recall of Trypan Blue 0.06% Ophthalmic … Continue reading

Herbal fen-phen

Cracking down on makers of “herbal fen-phen,” the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers Thursday that some products sold as substitutes for recently banned diet drugs may be dangerous. The FDA wrote to a Pennsylvania company this week that its … Continue reading


Aristolochia Traditional Chinese medicine used for thousands of years, but recently been mistaken for other herbs used in slimming and for skin conditions. Dangers: In 1993 blamed for renal failure in patients at an upmarket Belgian slimming clinic and again … Continue reading


AN emergency ban has been imposed on the import, sale and supply of a herb used in traditional Chinese herbal medicines after two users in the UK suffered kidney failure. The Medicines Control Agency (MCA) imposed the immediate ban on … Continue reading


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned the sale of this popular dietary supplement for lowering cholesterol, saying the substance contains a powerful prescription drug. The action – the first of its kind by the agency – goes to … Continue reading


Detective work by epidemiologsts in Britain and the United States led the health department in London to impose a ban on a food supplement linked to at least 22 deaths in America. The supplement is tryptophan, an essential amino acid … Continue reading


FDA last week warned consumers to stop using the dietary supplement Lipokinetix immediately, saying it has been linked to liver failure and similar diseases in people between ages 20 and 32. The agency said it has received “multiple” adverse reports … Continue reading


Doctors at the Mayo Clinic have discovered that the popular over-the-counter dietary supplement 5-Hydroxy-L-Tryptophan (5-HTP) may have the same contaminant found in a similar supplement banned nearly a decade ago after being associated with a rare and occasionally deadly blood … Continue reading