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Posted February 9, 2017

Federal Court Orders Dietary Supplement Distributor to Stop Selling Its Products

On February 9, 2017, the FDA announced that VivaCeuticals Inc, doing business as Regeneca Worldwide, has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products, which were found to contain unsafe ingredients including DMAA.

Dietary supplements containing DMAA (also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine or geranium extract) are illegal. The chemical has been linked to a number of serious adverse effects, including narrowing of blood vessels and arteries, and increased risk of elevated blood pressure, shortness of breath and heart attack.

In 2014, Regeneca recalled certain lots of it's appetite control product, RegenESlim after FDA tests found them to contain DMAA.

The new court order prohibits Regeneca from marketing unapproved new drugs, and adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements, and requires the company destroys all remaining products. To resume operations, the company will have to hire good manufacturing practice and labeling experts, implement procedures to comply with good manufacturing practice and labeling requirements, and receive written permission from the FDA.

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To read the FDA's complete press release, use the link below.