Fen-Phen was a drug combination made up of fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine. You may have taken Pondimin or Redux.
While the drug combination was withdrawn from the market, the effects of taking Fen-Phen are still seen in patients. If you or a relative took Fen-Phen and had subsequent problems with PPH, talk to an attorney at Bohrer Brady LLC.
If you have been harmed by the side effects of the weight-loss drug Fen-Phen, Pondimin or Redux, or if a loved one has died because of PPH, tell us about it. Our personal injury lawyers can help you understand the laws and your rights. You do not have to face a big drug manufacturer alone.
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The Army is investigating several dietary supplements – including Jack3d and OxyELITE Pro – after two U.S. soldiers died from heart attacks during fitness exercises. The Defense Department removed these and all the products listed containing the same active ingredient – DMAA – from all military bases. It is unclear at this point what action the FDA will take.
The active ingredient DMAA (dimethylamylamine) is promoted to increase workout energy and efficiency. However, DMAA, found naturally in Asian geraniums, is a dangerous additive. Medical literature from the 1950s discovered the toxicity of DMAA.
DMAA has been banned by numerous sports organizations, including the international body that regulates Olympic athletes and several professional sports.
The Most Serious DMAA Side Effects Include:
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac Arrest
- Heat Stroke
- Kidney Failure
- Liver Failure
- Loss Of Consciousness
- Heart Palpitations
If you or a loved one used a DMAA product and suffered from any of the injuries mentioned or other side effects associated with this product, you may have a claim. Contact the dietary supplement DMAA lawyers at Bohrer Brady LLC, For a free, confidential consultation to discuss your dietary supplement DMAA claim or lawsuit.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters on April 27, 2012 to 10 manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine, more popularly known as DMAA, for marketing products for which evidence of the safety of the product had not been submitted to FDA.
FDA DMAA Warning Letter
The New York Times ran an article entitled “Spike in Harm to Liver is Tied to Dietary Aids”. In the article, the writer explains how Americans are consuming large quantities of dietary supplements with the potential of experiencing liver damage. The following is a summary of portions of the article.
Nearly half of Americans use dietary supplements in hopes of losing weight, building muscles and preventing anything from colds to chronic illnesses. Americans spend approximately $32 billion a year on herbal supplements. Unfortunately, using some herbal products can lead to serious harm and even death.
According to Dr. Paul A. Offit, the chief of infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, only 170 of the approximate 55,000 supplements sold in the United States have been studied closely to determine their potential side effects. The industry is simply unregulated. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Action enacted in 1994 prevents the Food and Drug Administration from approving or evaluating most supplements before they are sold.
Instead, the FDA must wait until there are sufficient complaints of injury or harm. Thus, because the industry is essentially self-regulated, many of the weight loss, muscle building and other herbal supplements are adulterated, mislabeled or packaged in dosages that have not been studied for safety or efficacy.
One of the more severe adverse reactions to dietary and muscle building supplements is liver damage. People consume herbal powders and pills such as green tea extract with the promise of quick weight loss or increased muscle mass, not knowing that some products can cause severe damage to their liver. Consumers with liver damage from the herbal products may experience jaundice, body itching, weight loss and lack of sleep. The worst cases require liver transplants or even death.
If you or a loved one has experienced an adverse reaction to an herbal or dietary supplement for weight loss or muscle building, contact Bohrer Brady LLC, for a free initial evaluation. Our attorneys will review the facts of your situation to determine whether you may have a claim against the manufacturer, seller and/or distributor of the weight loss or body building product.