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FDA Consumer Health Information - FDA Warns About Lipodissolve Product Claims

Thursday, April 8, 2010 Medico Legal News J E 4
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SILVER SPRING, Md., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a tempting premise: Get a series of drug injections and see pockets of fat on your body go away for good.

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But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers about false and misleading claims being made about products used in lipodissolve, and about other misbranding of these products.

Recipients of lipodissolve get a series of drug injections intended to dissolve and permanently remove small pockets of fat from various parts of the body. The process is also known as injection lipolysis, lipozap, lipotherapy, and mesotherapy.

Learn more regarding FDA's concerns about products used in lipodissolve at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm206240.

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FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

Media Contact: Jason Brodsky at 301-827-6251; jason.brodsky@fda.hhs.gov

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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