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FDA Warns of Weight-Loss Supplements Containing BMPEA

weight loss supplements containing BMPEA get FDA warningThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a notice to warn consumers about weight-loss supplements containing the substance BMPEA. According to the agency, BMPEA is not a dietary ingredient, so its inclusion on weight-loss drug labels constitutes misbranding.

Aside from the statutory violations cited by the FDA, including BMPEA in dietary supplements may also pose a danger to consumers. According to a new study published in ...

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Recently Approved Weight-Loss Drugs Will Not Be Covered by Many Insurers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a total of four prescription drugs for obesity since 2012. In a population where two-thirds of the adults are considered overweight or obese, it is not surprising that there is such a demand for the medications. The most recent drug to gain FDA approval is called Saxenda. The drug was approved in December, 2014, and insurance companies have already stated that they will not cover it.

A cautious ...

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