Ullman Discusses Confiscation of Illegal Weight-Gain Supplement

May 9, 2023 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Marc Ullman was interviewed for the Nutraceuticals World article, “Baltimore CBP Seizes $688k Shipment of Illegal Weight Gain Product.

The Baltimore Customs and Border Patrol seized a 22,500 bottles of Apetamin. The supplement, which is being marketed illegally for weight gain , contains the antihistamine, cyproheptadine, which is only available via a doctor’s prescription.

Marc noted, “I don’t believe that FDA and DEA have become more active in this area, there is constant activity at the border trying to interdict unlawful products like Apetamin. Weight loss, male sexual enhancement, and extreme sports nutrition products are subject to close inspection at the point of entry into the U.S. as they are particularly vulnerable to criminals including undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients in products improperly labeled as dietary supplements.”

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