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FDA Warns Of Addictive Drug In Bodybuilding Pills

Law360 (January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers not to take the bodybuilding supplement Venom Hyperdrive 3.0 after discovering it contains a controlled substance that could become addictive.

Applied Lifescience Research Industries Inc., which markets the energy booster, initiated a recall of all Venom Hyperdrive 3.0 lots in December in response to the FDA's finding that samples contained sibutramine, the agency said Tuesday.

Sibutramine, a potent drug that poses risks of addiction, is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved prescription weight-loss medication that suppresses the...
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