Seven federal agencies, led by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), have announced joint civil and criminal actions against more than 100 makers and marketers of potentially dangerous dietary supplements, which one official compared to modern-day versions of “snake oil salesman and medical quacks.” The agencies went public Tuesday, Nov.
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Nearly 100 severe hepatitis and liver failure illnesses — nearly half requiring hospitalization, including three transplants and one death — are raising new questions about the nation’s $32-billion-a-year supplements industry. This comes only three months after the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine found that all those vitamin and mineral supplements
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A Hawaii resident filed a personal injury lawsuit on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu against the manufacturer/distributor and a retailer of OxyElite Pro tablets. Everine Van Houten sued Texas-based USPlabs, LLC, the manufacturer and distributor of the dietary supplement, and GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC), global retailer of the
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USPLabs has expanded its recall of OxyElite Pro, the dietary supplement linked to recent severe cases of hepatitis, to include Raspberry Lemonade OxyELITE Pro Super Thermo Powder. The company originally recalled certain shipments that appeared to be associated with one reported death and at least 56 illnesses among customers using
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