Tuesday 14, Feb 2012
In connection with a mail fraud case, Axis Labs LLC was sentenced to one-year probation, fined $50,000, and ordered to forfeit $107,000.
The company was accused by federal prosecutors of distributing anabolic steroids masquerading as a weight-loss supplement.
In September 2011, FDA said Axis was charged with one count of mail fraud in connection to the illegal distribution of a product called “Monster Caps,” which contained synthetic anabolic steroids. FDA said Axis Labs engaged in the business of manufacturing, labeling, shipping and selling Monster Caps to enable weight loss and increase muscle mass. The agency said the product falsely purported to be a dietary supplement and therefore could be distributed and dispensed without prior approval from FDA.
However, Monster Caps contained anabolic steroids, or similar synthetic compounds, according to FDA tests. Because Axis Labs intended these products to affect the structure and function of the human body, they were considered drugs regulated by United States Code.
DCD LLC and R&D Holdings were also fined for selling adulterated supplements that contained anabolic steroids.
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