In Hollywood (Florida, not California), tainted dietary supplements were seized by members of the United States Marshals. The products were taken from a company called Globe All Wellness following inspections carried out last October and this month by the Food and Drug Administration. These inspections revealed that a variety of supplements were produced out of compliance with current good manufacturing practice requirements. In addition, a drug known as sibutramine hydrochloride was found to be contained within some of the supplements. The presence of this active pharmaceutical ingredient, which is typically found in the Meridia obesity medication, is not detailed to consumers, and thus the product is unsafe. The products have not received approval for claims made, warranting the seizure.
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