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Supplement Firm Convicted of Spiking with Steroids



Published May 9, 2011
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According to the Associated Press, Arizona-based Tribravus Enterprises, which also does business as IForce Nutrition in California, has been fined and placed on probation for adulterating its supplements with steroids, violating the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

“U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill fined the company $125,000 and imposed stricter testing protocols during a three-year probation to make sure the company's future diet pills don't contain banned steroids,” the AP reported.

FDA investigators found the company's dietary pills and capsules contained synthetic steroids, the AP also said. Charges were filed in Idaho because Tribravus delivered its products to an Idaho retail company for wider distribution, the AP reported.

In September of 2010 the same company recalled its Reversitol dietary supplement, which was marketed “for promoting hormonal regulation,” after FDA informed the company that 6-Etioallochol-1,4-Diene-3,17-Dione (ATD) an aromatase inhibitor, does not qualify as a new dietary ingredient and cannot be sold under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


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