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Hydroxycut class action lawsuit in Tennesee

May 23, 2009

“A lawsuit seeking class action status was filed in Tennessee this week on behalf of six people who purchased Hydroxycut prior to the May 1 recall. The complaint seeks to prevent Iovate Health Sciences, Inc. from profiting from the sale of the dangerous dietary supplement that has been linked to reports of liver damage and other potentially life threatening injuries.

The Hydroxycut recall class action suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on May 20, 2009, claiming that the plaintiffs, who are all residents of Tennessee, each purchased various Hydroxycut products, spending between $20 and $5,000 each before the supplements were removed from the market.”

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Dietary supplements need FDA pre-market testing

May 7, 2009

Pharmaceuticals go through several rounds of clinical testing but non-pharmaceutical medications like Hydrocut, a dietary supplement does not and the results are last weeks huge recall because of serious reports of liver damage.

“Supplements like Hydroxycut and StarCaps are allowed to endanger the public because the FDA has no authority to order premarket testing of such products. In fact, according to the FASEB editorial, since 1994,the FDA has had no effective regulatory authority over dietary supplements, unless they cause harm or are doped with prescription drugs. Thus, as in the case of Hydroxycut, such products can harm dozens of people before they are removed from the market.”

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Lawyers eye on suits against Hydroxycut

May 3, 2009

Two days after the FDA warning against dietary supplement Hydroxycut, here comes the lawyers:

“A group of lawyers are seeking to sue the manufacturer of Hydroxycut after the FDA issued a warning against use of the popular weight loss supplements.

The FDA issued a statement on May 1 advising consumers to immediately stop using 14 Hydroxycut products, manufactured by Canadian company Iovate Health Sciences Inc., after receiving 23 reports of health problems which include potential liver injury and one death.”

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FDA: don’t use hydroxycut dietary supplements

May 2, 2009

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products by Iovate Health Sciences Inc., of Oakville, Ontario and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, N.Y. Some Hydroxycut products are associated with a number of serious liver injuries. Iovate has agreed to recall Hydroxycut products from the market.

The FDA has received 23 reports of serious health problems ranging from jaundice and elevated liver enzymes, an indicator of potential liver injury, to liver damage requiring liver transplant. One death due to liver failure has been reported to the FDA. Other health problems reported include seizures; cardiovascular disorders; and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious health problems such as kidney failure.”

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