Numerous unregistered slimming products are now ordered for recall from the market and ban for distribution by FDA Philippines. Results of laboratory tests conducted by FDA showed that they contain one or combination of Amphetamine (dangerous drug), Sibutramine (withdrawn in the market) and/or steroids (prescription drug). These components made them unsafe or dangerous for human consumption.
All drugstores and other establishments are alerted that importing, selling or distribution of identified slimming products are violations of Republic Act 9711 or Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009. Therefore, if caught doing so will be penalized accordingly.