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Seizures and Injunctions - Health Fraud

The list below provides information gathered from press announcements and other public notices about certain seizures and injunctions of health fraud* - related products regulated by FDA. For all FDA Press Announcements, click here.

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Seizures

Date Issued  Seizure Press Announcement
 09/25/2014 U.S. Marshals seize botanical substance kratom from southern California facility  
 09/04/2014 U.S. Marshals seize drug products from Flawless Beauty  
 11/18/2013 U.S. Marshals seize more than $2 million in adulterated dietary supplements from Georgia company
 02/14/2013 U.S. Marshals seize drug products distributed by a Florida company
 10/23/2012 Dietary supplements, unapproved drugs seized in New York
 06/06/2012 FDA: U.S. Marshals seized misbranded drugs in Maine
 03/29/2012 FDA: U.S. Marshals seize unapproved and misbranded drug products at Missouri distributor
 12/06/2011 FDA: U.S. Marshals seize products containing banned ephedrine for dietary supplements
 12/01/2011 FDA: U.S. Marshals seize dietary supplements, drugs manufactured by Syntec Inc.
 06/07/2011 FDA: DDS probiotic products seized
 06/03/2011 FDA seizes elderberry juice concentrate at Kansas company
 07/27/2010 Federal Agents Seize FastSize Extenders and FastSize EQM Erectile Quality Monitors
 07/09/2010 Federal Agents Seize Bee-Shield Hand Sanitizer from Puerto Rican Company
 06/10/2010 FDA Seizes More Than $32,000 Worth of Bulk-Honey from Phildelphia Distribution Center
 04/05/2010 FDA Issues Warning Letters for Drugs Promoted in Fat Elimination Procedure
 08/01/2009 U.S. Marshals Seize Skin Sanitizer, Protectant Products Made by Clarcon Biological Chemical Laboratory Inc.
 07/24/2008 Federal Authorities Seize Xiadafil VIP Tablets After Company Refuses to Recall Product
 04/09/2008 Federal Authorities Seize More Than $100,000 of Unapproved Drugs Marketed as "natural supplements"
 04/04/2008 Federal Agents Seize Nearly $1.3 Million of Illegal Dietary Supplements
 11/16/2007 Approximately $2 Million of Potentially Harmful "Cosmetic" Eye Product Seized
 11/01/2007 More than $300,000 of Drugs and Dietary Supplements Seized
 10/12/2007 Approximately $71,000 of Dietary Supplements Seized at FDA Request

 

 *The FDA defines health fraud as the deceptive promotion, advertising, distribution, or sale of a product represented as being effective to prevent, diagnose, treat, cure or lessen an illness or condition, or provide another beneficial effect on health, but that has not been scientifically proven safe and effective for such purposes.

 

 
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