Report of Hidden Drugs Found in Online Diet Pills Prompts FDA Recall

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manufacturers of weight loss supplements OxyElite and Seven Slim reportedly contacted the FDA referencing an alleged case of counterfeit drugs. Reported to contain SSRIs, a drug that can cause suicidal thoughts and seizures, SSRIs can also interact with other common medications resulting in heart rhythm disturbances and even death.

Over the past two years, this drug has been responsible for over 50 cases of liver damage, two liver transplants and one death. Although the company reportedly discontinued its manufacture, the pills and powders have continued to be sold to those desperate to lose excess fat.

Seven Slim, a diet drug that was banned in the 90s, also continues to be sold. Banned because of its association with Phenolphthalein, an active ingredient in laxatives, studies revealed an increased cancer risk. The FDA urges the public to discontinue the use of these products, throw them away and contact a doctor immediately for any negative side effects.

The internet provides easy accessibility to the weight loss market, tempting more people to purchase inexpensive online diet pills. So excited to finally solve their weight loss struggles, many disregard the origin or hidden ingredients of online diet pills.

Diet Doc feels compelled to educate dieters about the potential risks associated with online diet pills. Prescription drugs sold via the internet without a doctor prescription are illegal and typically manufactured outside of the U.S. OxyElite, Seven Slim, and many other online diet pills are diluted with unknown fillers, posing serious and, sometimes, fatal side effects.

Diet Doc's reputation was built on delivering the safest, most effective weight loss products, all manufactured in fully licensed, U.S. based, FDA approved pharmacies. Qualified patients who reorder their products via the phone or internet for direct home delivery will receive a third party laboratory Certificate of Analysis, detailing the quality and quantity of all active ingredients. Some prescription diet products also require baseline bloodwork to ensure the safest and most effective weight loss journey.

Diet Doc's diet plans include doctor supervision throughout. New patients will complete a health questionnaire and consult online with a physician. During the consult, the doctor reviews medical history and current health conditions. While all patients qualify for nutritionist-designed meal and snack plans, many are eligible for prescription hormone treatments, diet pills and appetite suppressants to enhance weight loss and eliminate hunger, cravings and fatigue.

Weekly checkup calls monitor progress, comfort level and attitude. This level of personal contact ensures the safety of each patient. The company's genuine concern for their patient's safe and successful weight loss journey has earned them a reputation of trust and reliability throughout the nation.

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