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