Weight Loss Drug Tampered With, Says Manufacturer

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 12:03 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

GlaxoSmithKline Plc said some bottles of its weight-loss drug Alli bought in the United States had been tampered with and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was investigating.
Consumers reported that some bottles bought in stores in seven states contained products other than the drug, the company said on Wednesday.
The company said the affected bottles could contain tablets and capsules of different shapes and colors. The actual drug is turquoise. The bottles also could be unlabeled and the lot numbers might not match the numbers on the carton, it said.
The company did not say if any consumers had taken pills from the bottles or if it was considering a recall.
Alli, which is sold by the GSK's consumer healthcare business, is approved for use without a prescription for overweight adults, in conjunction with a low-fat diet.
The company said the affected bottles were found in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Texas.
 

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

FDA Adds Warning Labels to Tanning Devices

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 09:22 AM

Early in 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration moved tanning lamps into a new category of "moderately har . . .

15-Minute Test for Ebola

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 09:14 AM

A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out at a treatment center for the disease i . . .

Yoga, Meditation Ease Arthritis Pain: Study

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 09:09 AM

A two-month program combining gentle yoga with meditation techniques,known as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, seemed . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved