I just saw an official FDA warning about a number of loss pills being sold online as well as probably on store shelves.
Here is the list: Fatloss Slimming, 2 Day Diet, 3x Slimming Power, Japan Lingzhi 24 Hours Diet, 5x Imelda Perfect Slimming, 3 Day Diet, 7 Day Herbal Slim, 8, Factor Diet, 7 Diet Day/Night Formula, 999 Fitness Essence, Extrim Plus, GMP, Imelda Perfect Slim, Lida DaiDaihua, Miaozi Slim Capsules, Perfect Slim, Perfect Slim 5x, Phyto Shape, ProSlim Plus, Royal Slimming Formula, Slim 3 in 1, Slim Express 360, Slimtech, Somotrim, Superslim, TripleSlim, Zhen de Shou, Venom Hyperdrive 3.0
I am not sure how aware that people are but all it takes to make a diet pill is to go to a lab and tell them what you want to put in each pill and then bottle, market and sell. This is a very lucrative industry because there are always people trying to lose weight.
The above products were put out in the warning by the FDA because the contained one or more of the following ingredients. sibutramine (a controlled substance), rimonabant (a drug not approved for marketing in the United States), phenytoin (an anti-seizure medication), and phenolphthalein (a solution used in chemical experiments and a suspected cancer causing agent). Some of the amounts of active pharmaceutical ingredients far exceeded the FDA-recommended levels.
As you have probably seen on my site here there have been a few pills, although not many that I have reviewed and these reviews are positive based on any information that I can find as well as user reviews. Anytime a list like this comes up I look to see the product names and ususally I do not recognize the names at all as these tend to be fly by night type of operations that do not have any sort of popularity in the market.
If you are interested in taking nay kind of supplements to help you lose it is a good idea to do some research as to wether the product does what it claims and what the side effects can be. Looking at the ingredients is usually a good idea as well.
You can read the entire warning at the FDA site here.