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Posted March 2, 2015

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drug

On February 28, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Nine Slim because it was found to contain phenolphthalein.

Phenolphthalein, once an ingredient in some over-the-counter laxative products, was reclassified by the FDA in 1999 as "not generally recognized as safe and effective."

Nine Slim was identified by the FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.

Consumers who have purchased this supplement should discontinue use immediately and contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.

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To read the FDA's warning, use the link below.