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Warning Letters Sent to Five Supplement Makers Regarding the Synthetic Drug Picamilon

Published on Jan 4, 2016 at 10:35 pm in Supplements.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent letters to five nutritional supplement manufacturers warning them to remove products labeled with the synthetic ingredient picamilon.  Letters were sent to DBM Nutrition, ICF International LLC, Top Secret Nutrition LLC, Applied Nutriceuticals Inc., and SDC Nutrition Inc., giving each company fifteen business days to respond to requests to take away products labeled with picamilon as an ingredient or be subject to further enforcement by the FDA.  Picamilon is a synthetic chemical developed in the former Soviet Union and still used in Russia as a drug to treat neurological conditions.  According to the FDA, the substance does not meet its definition of a dietary ingredient, therefore any supplements sold listing picamilon as a dietary ingredient are misbranded.