The New Year’s resolution season is upon us. Fitness centers are packed. You see runners on the road at all hours. The organic section of the grocery stores are all sold out. We're all living up to our promises of getting it together and getting in shape for the New Year. Sound familiar?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have jointly issued seven warning letters on December 6 to companies promoting over-the-counter HCG or (Human chorionic gonadotropin) products that are labeled as “homeopathic” for weight loss. Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone created by the human placenta and can be seen in the urine of pregnant women. HCG is FDA-approved as an injectable prescription drug for curing some cases of female infertility and some medical conditions.