Special Alerts


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to not feed SimplyThick to infants born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. SimplyThick is a thickening agent that is used to thicken liquids for adults or infants with swallowing problems.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers that products marketed as dietary supplements to promote weight loss, sexual enhancement, and bodybuilding have been found to contain undeclared or deceptively labeled ingredients. In recent years, nearly 300 tainted products have been identified as containing substances such as:

On August 24, 2009 FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that it is reviewing new safety information regarding reports of liver-related side effects in patients taking orlistat. Orlistat is marketed in the United States as a weight loss product as an over-the-counter (OTC) product called Alli and as a "stronger" prescription product, Xenical.

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