Counterfeit diet supplements.

The World Health Organization has drawn attention to the very significant amount of counterfeit medication, which circulates the global market. In 2008 the FDA alerted consumers to the variety of 'dietary supplements' for weight loss that contain illegal and undisclosed substances.

There have been a number of research articles highlighting the addition of sibutramine in so called herbal supplements sold in Europe. A similar alert has been issued regarding counterfeit versions of over the counter weight loss drug Alli sold over the internet. It was found to contain sibutramine at concentrations at least twice the amount recommended.

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