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Deborah Knapp


» Written by // May 13, 2009 //

The FDA has warned consumers to stop using Hydroxycut Products and have alerted the public that “Dietary Supplements Linked to One Death; Pose Risk of Liver Injury”. 

 The FDA does not regulate and police dietary supplements and other products that are manufactured for weight loss, muscle enhancement, energy drinks, vitamin supplements, etc.  Due to the large number of products being sold to the consumer, this long has been a real issue that needs to be addressed.  The consumer relies on the manufacturers of these products and the FDA to make sure they are safe before they are “unleashed” for sale to consumers.  There is no doubt that the FDA needs to assert itself into the application of its rules, regulations and restrictions on all products manufactured and sold to consumers by the manufacturers of these “health” products. This is Big Business – Big Profits and requires appropriate safeguards.

 This matter should also apply to “vitamin cocktails” that are produced in pharmacies in the United States that are made up of drugs that are not allowed to be manufactured in the United States such as the horse supplement that killed several polo ponies in Wellington, Florida.

 In the case of Hydroxycut Products, the FDA did step in and issue a formal warning and listed the products being recalled by Iovate, the lab that manufactured the supplements. 

 If you have ingested any supplement that adversely affects your health you should immediately contact a physician and/or go to a local hospital, keep a sample of the product, the receipt, and contact the FDA so they may investigate.  If you feel that legal representation is warranted due to your injuries that remedy, for the present time, is also available to the consumer.

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