Posted January 30, 2013

Seller of Omega-3 and Emu Oil Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding

On November 19, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Emu Products & Management, Inc. after a review of the company's website found statements that promoted the dietary supplements Multi-Omega Gel Caps, Recovery Gel Caps, ARP Gel Caps and the topical skin products Extreme Cryo Gel, F.A.C.E. Doctor, Skin Doctor, and Pure Emu Oil products as drugs.

Multi-Omega Gel Caps, Recovery Gel Caps, and Skin Doctor products were also found to be misbranded because their labels did not provided adequate directions for use.

Multi-Omega Gel Caps contain emu oil (a source of omega 3, 6 and 9) and flaxseed oil and were promoted for lowering cholesterol and "counteracting" high blood pressure, diabetes, fatigue, cardiovascular disease, weight gain and obesity.

Recovery Gel Caps contain emu oil were promoted to reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.

ARP Gel Caps contain emu oil and were promoted for arthritis pain, muscle pain and joint inflammation.

(See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Omega-3 Supplements, Borage Oil Supplements and Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements for tests of related products.)

Extreme Cryo Gel contains emu oil, aloe vera, arnica, glucosamine, cats' claw extract, licorice root extract and St. John's Wort extract. It was promoted as a topical treatment for arthritis pain. 

(See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Glucosamine Supplements, St. John's Wort Supplements, and Aloe Supplements for tests of related products.)

F.A.C.E. Doctor is a cream promoted as a natural alternative treatment for acne, although the ingredients were not listed on the website. Skin Doctor cream contains emu oil and borage oil. It was promoted for psoriasis, eczema and itchy skin disorders.

Pure Emu Oil cream was promoted for arthritis pain.

See Related Warnings:

Maker of Pain Relief, Virility, and Idebenone Products Warned of Violations by FDA

Maker of Omega-3, Bone and Brain and Supplements Warned For Drug Claims

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