Adrenal Cortex Extract

Adrenal Cortex Extract

An adrenal gland extract of animal origin which may be used by alternative health practitioners for managing obesity and various other conditions. Adrenal cortex extracts are not FDA-approved, not prepared by the GMP (good manufacturing practice standards) required for pharmaceuticals, and may be infected—e.g., with Mycobacterium abscessus.
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Only they used adrenal cortex extract in those days, but it is no longer available and this adrenal complex bears a rough equivalency to that product.
An unlicensed injectable medicine sold as adrenal cortex extract (ACE*) and distributed in the alternative medicine community led to the largest outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus infections reported in the United States.
We report on a multistate outbreak of postinjection abscesses associated with the use of an injectable product purported to contain adrenal cortex extract (ACE).
The adrenal cortex extract of concern may have been prepared under conditions that could have lead to its contamination.
Physicians or consumers who have adrenal cortex extract products bearing "Hallmark Labs" on the label should immediately stop using the product and contact FDA at 714-667-7416.