Steroids Found In Diet Pills Sold In Idaho
An Arizona-based pharmaceutical company has been fined and placed on probation for violating federal laws governing dietary supplements. Tribravus Enterprises, which also does business as IForce Nutrition in California, was penalized this week in federal court in Boise. The company was convicted for distributing drugs that violated 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. Food and Drug Administration investigators found that the company's dietary pills and capsules contained synthetic steroids and should have been regulated as unapproved drugs under federal laws. The charges were filed in Idaho because Tribravus delivered its products to an Idaho retail company for wider distribution.