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Health Canada warns of foreign products

May 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM   |   Comments

OTTAWA, May 24 (UPI) -- Health Canada officials advise against buying any foreign health products because they may pose a health risk.

"These products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain prescription drugs, unauthorized drugs or heavy metals, that are not declared on the product labels," Health Canada said in a statement.

The following products are not authorized for sale in Canada, but may have been brought into the country by travelers or purchased over the Internet:

-- CanSui; Lexscl Fat Rapid Loss Capsule; The Extreme-thin Fat Burning Bomb; Xiu Zhi Su L-Carnitine Slimming Capsule. The Hong Kong Department of Health warned that these weight loss products contain unauthorized drugs (sibutramine, phenolphthalein).

-- Jin Yu Tang Tai Han Kang Pai Pu Ling Jiao Nang; TangBaoKouFuYiDaoSuJiaoNang; Tangren 365 Kangxunpai sangge huoyisu jiaonang; Tong Ren Xiu Fu Kou Fu Yi Dao Su. Hong Kong authorities warned that these products, promoted to control high blood sugar, contain a combination of prescription drugs (metformin, glibenclamide, rosiglitazone, hydrochlorothiazide) and unauthorized drugs (phenolphthalein, phenformin).

-- Chung Lien Kulin Brand Anshen Bunai Pian. Hong Kong authorities warned this traditional Chinese health product, used for insomnia, contains excessive levels of the heavy metal mercury.

-- Lipro Diet Pills; Xiyouji Qingzhi weight loss capsules. The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration warned these weight loss products contain an unauthorized drug sibutramine.

-- AdvanceMen capsules; Miraculous Evil Root tablets/The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration warned that these sexual enhancement products contain either a prescription drug (sildenafil) or an unauthorized drug (sulfoaildenafil).

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