FDA Warns Medical Food Co. Amid Continuing Crackdown

By Jeff Overley (January 21, 2014, 5:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released a new warning letter accusing California-based NVN Therapeutics of illegally selling a prescription drug under the guise of so-called medical foods, continuing a sudden crackdown on the niche nutritional products.

In the warning letter, regulators took issue with a product called Glucorein PCOS, which is promoted to alleviate a common disorder known as polycystic ovary syndrome.

The product's active ingredients are chlorogenic acid and L-cysteine, but such is irrelevant because "there are no distinctive nutritional requirements ... for individuals with [the syndrome]," according to the warning letter, which was sent on Dec....

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