Universal ABC Recalls Diet Pills Over Sibutramine

Law360, New York (April 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Universal ABC Beauty Supply International Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for a line of slimming dietary supplements that contain undeclared amounts of Sibutramine, a weight loss drug that requires approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

According to the FDA, who announced the recall Monday in conjunction with New York-based Universal ABC, Sibutramine can cause spikes in blood pressure or result in a substantially increased pulse rates for some patients.

Patients with histories of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke are...
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