FDA has warned Amazon about selling dangerous Supplements
Amazon is in trouble with the FDA over a recent discovery of “potentially harmful drug ingredients” found within an assortment of sexual enhancement and weight-loss products on its website. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified Amazon’s new boss Andy Jassy about this problem, quickly releasing his first public statement.
The sale or distribution to consumers by online retailers is illegal, given that these supplements have not been approved for safety or effectiveness as drugs by the FDA,” he said.”We take great care when we make changes like adding warning labels to our product pages; removing items from our store altogether; stopping reviews on specific listings while third party testing is underway”.
Amazon immediately responded to the report by removing any items that may have violated child safety standards. They will continue to cooperate with the agency’s investigation into this matter and hope for a swift resolution to ensure their customers are safe when shopping on Amazon again.
Amazon has confirmed it removed all products in question but is still working with authorities to investigate this issue further before making its website available again online as soon as possible.
The FDA has warned consumers about the dangers of male enhancement and weight-loss products sold through Amazon, eBay, and other retailers. After hidden drug ingredients were found in these types of products this time last year, they have now discovered even more dangerous drug substances that are being used to manufacture them.
Hidden drugs, including sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis), can cause rapid heart rates when taken with nitrates like glyceryl trinitrate for chest pain relief under critical conditions.
In a letter dated July 26, the FDA found dozens of products it bought from December 2019 to February 2020 contained one or more drug ingredients. The sildenafil and vardenafil were present in multiple cases, with some containing tadalafil.
The FDA has warned that several potentially dangerous products are still available. They urge stores, websites, and online marketplaces to do more to protect consumers by not selling or facilitating the sale of these kinds of products.
Amazon is among those who have been told about this warning from the health regulator with their focus on consumer protection by removing any possible dangers found for sale like drugs without prescriptions being sold illegally and other types such as recalled items that could be life-threatening if bought under pretenses.
FDA officials said they bought something from Amazon that the website announced it has banned. This worries FDA since they question how well their filters are working on this e-commerce site, which is used to purchase many products and foods.