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Posted November 18, 2003

Supplement Promoted As Cancer Treatment Removed from Market

On November 10, 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that NBTY, Inc., of Bohemia, N.Y., has completed its voluntary destruction of approximately 90,000 units of Royal Tongan Limu, a dietary supplement promoted to treat various diseases like cancer, arthritis, and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The destruction of the product, witnessed by FDA Chicago District, occurred October 13 - 17, 2003, at a landfill in Desoto, Ill. It involved approximately $2,700,000 worth of product. Royal Tongan Limu was distributed by Dynamic Essentials, a subsidiary of NBTY located in Lake Mary, Fla. Dynamic Essentials has ceased operation, and no longer promotes or sells the products on its website.

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