FDA Issues Warning Letters for Drugs Promoted in Fat Elimination

Agency says false or misleading statements made in touting of ‘lipodissolve’ products.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued warning letters to six U.S. based medical spas and a company in Brazil for making false or misleading statements on their Web sites about drugs they claim will eliminate fat in a procedure called “lipodissolve,” or for otherwise misbranding lipodissolve products. The U.S. companies involved have made claims that the drugs they use for their lipodissolve procedures are safe and effective; however, these products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for this use.  The U.S. companies involved have made claims that the drugs they use for their lipodissolve procedures are safe and effective; however, these products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for this use. Comment: This is just one of the egregious scams proliferating as health groups ramp up their warnings about the problems of obesity.