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Posted November 2, 2008

Sales of Weight-Loss Supplement Suspended -- May Contain Diuretic Drug

On October 31, 2008, Associated Press reported that makers of the weight loss supplement StarCaps have suspended sales following accusations that the product contains a non-listed pharmaceutical diuretic, Bumetanide. The article notes that such a supplement may put consumers at risk and may cause athletes to test positive for Bumetanide and face disciplinary action.

UPDATE: 12/8/2008: The FDA reported that Balanced Health Products, Inc. has expanded its voluntarily recall of STARCAPS DIET SYSTEM DIETARY SUPPLEMENT to include additional Lot Numbers 12/2009 – 82866 and 12/2010 - 83801, sold in 30 capsule plastic bottles. For more information see the FDA website.