Methylsynephrine: A Banned Drug Sold as a Nutritious Supplement

The US Food and Drug Administration has caught dietary supplement manufacturers deceptively putting the stimulant Methylsynephrine, an amphetamine-like chemical banned by the World Anti-Dopping Agency, in products marketed to bobybuilders and those trying to lose weight. Methylsynephrine, sometimes called Oxilofrine or p-hydroxyephedrine, is not approved in Europe or

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Fraud Alert: 269-317-9041

(269) 317-9041 is a phone number criminals are using to try to trick people out of their credit card information. As recently as April 2016, the criminals were causing that number to be displayed on consumers’ caller-ID and claiming to be from ‘Card Services.’ Do not be fooled! Your credit card company will never call you and ask you for your account number and expiration date.

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Consumer Alert: Fake Herbal Supplements from Walmart, Walgreens, GNC and Target

The New York Attorney General has order Target, Walmart, Walgreens and GNC to stop selling fake and potentially dangerous store brand herbal supplements after his testing found “four out of five of the products did not contain any of the herbs on their labels”. (New York Times 2/3/15) Some of the so-called supplements even contained unlisted ingredients that could cause deadly reactions in people with allergies.

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RI Used Car Safety and Inspection Requirements

Under Rhode Island law and the regulations adopted by the Rhode Island DMV, car dealerships in Rhode Island:Cannot display a used car for sale unless it has a valid inspection sticker on it.Cannot sell a car unless it is in a condition to pass inspection. (Having a sticker is not enough; it must be safe!)

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