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CPG Sec. 456.100 Non-Rx Drugs Anti-Obesity Preparations March 1995

Docket Number:
None found
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research


We are not prepared to take regulatory action against the following class of products particularly those which have been on the market for a significant period of time:

Anti-obesity preparations containing phenylpropanolamine, methylcellulose, benzocaine, and related compounds, with or without vitamins offered only as an aid in reducing.

If the products contain other ingredients which would cause the drug to be dangerous to health when used as directed or if its labeling makes other claims we might wish to consider action. If you encounter such products which you believe warrant action, submit full labeling and formulation to the <> Division of Drug Labeling Compliance, *HFD-310* for advice before collecting samples for regulatory consideration.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised*
<> Indicates material has been deleted

Issued: 10/1/80
Revised: 5/22/87; 3/95

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