According to CNNMoney.com, the popular over-the-counter weight loss drug, Alli, is being recalled in the US and Puerto Rico due to possible tampering. GlaxoSmithKline, the British company that manufactures Alli, said the recall comes after complaints from customers in seven US states.
“A range of tablets and capsules of various shapes and colors were reported to be found inside bottles,” the company said in a statement. “Additionally, some bottles inside the outer carton were missing labels and had tamper-evident seals that were not authentic.”
A spokesperson for GlaxoSmithKline said the questionable Alli was purchased in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Texas. The company described Alli as a turquoise blue capsule with a dark blue band imprinted with the text “60 Orlistat”, which is the active compound that prevents the absorption of fat.
GlaxoSmithKline said they are conducting an investigation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine the cause of the drug tampering.
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Did You Know: In 2010, the FDA warned that a counterfeit version of Alli was being sold online, and was potentially harmful to consumers.
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