Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 23rd, 2001
The victims, ages 20 to 32, suffered liver failure or acute hepatitis after taking Lipokinetix for two weeks to three months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Lipokinetix, widely sold on Internet bodybuilding and weight loss sites, is believed to contain a drug banned a year ago, a potent thyroid hormone, and a chemical once tested as a topical therapy for genital warts that the FDA has not approved for internal use.
The FDA urged that anyone who has used...
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