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New FDA Warning Against Dietary Supplement Mass Destruction

The dietary supplement for muscle growth known as Mass Destruction is not safe for consumption, warned the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week. Following an alert from ...
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Uncovering the Criminal Pasts of Manufacturers of Dietary Supplements

In an investigation conducted by USA Today, it was found that a number of dietary supplement companies are headed by individuals with criminal pasts. Many of these companies are the same ones that ...
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Dietary Aid Linked to Increase in Liver Damage Among Users

New data suggests that dietary supplements account for almost 20% of all hospitalized patients who suffer from drug-related liver injuries. A decade ago, this number was at only 7% according to an ...
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Should You Be Skipping the Supplements?

In an article published in the Sunday Review of The New York Times, the safety of dietary supplements was called into question, referring to the opinions of medical professionals at the Children's ...
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$505,000 Settlement for Abuse Lawsuit Against Redlands Unified School District Teacher

A former Redlands East Valley High School student will receive upwards of $500,000 in a settlement made with the Redlands Unified School District. The claim addresses the alleged sexual abuse of a ...
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Sexual Dysfunction in Male Patients Linked to ADHD Medication

According to an edition of Drug Safety that was published in August of 2013, Strattera (atomoxetine), an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication, is known to cause side effects that ...
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FDA Warns that Anti-Seizure Drug Poses Risk of Serious Skin Reactions

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning against Onfi (clobazam), a popular anti-seizure drug that has been linked to incidents of serious skin reactions. Although ...
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Higher Heart Contraction Rates Linked to Energy Drinks, Study Suggests

An ongoing study at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has reported that energy drinks can significantly increase the rate at which the heart contracts in healthy, young adults. While ...
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The Dangers of Dietary Supplements

The word is out about dietary supplements, and across the United States, millions of people are being made aware of the risky side effects that can come with taking these over-the-counter products. ...
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Miramonte Elementary School Parents Can Proceed with Claims for Emotional Distress

In what has been described as a "monumental victory" for students and parents alike, a judge ruled on Monday that the parents of children who were involved in the Miramonte Elementary School ...
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European Ban of OxyElite Pro Expands

USP Labs, which is now widely known for its controversial dietary supplement OxyElite Pro is losing business globally. In addition to the United States and several countries in Europe, Portugal, ...
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New Italian Study Backs Association Between Some Diabetes Drugs and Development of Pancreatitis

In March, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Drug Safety Communication, the contents of which stated that the agency was currently "investigating reports of possible ...
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Nonviral Hepatitis Patient Sues USP Labs and GNC Holdings

After at least two dozen users of OxyElite Pro tested positive for nonviral hepatitis, one woman has taken legal action. Although, FDA regulators have found no official link between the incidents of ...
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Firm Recalls Two Sports Supplements for Containing Aegeline

Since the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) flagged an ingredient known as aegeline for lack of evidence of safety, several sports supplement companies have been removing ...
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Cleveland Woman Blames OxyElite Pro for Hospitalization

According to the FDA, more than 50 people have suffered illness after taking a popular dietary supplement, OxyElite Pro. Another case developed recently when a Cleveland woman went to her doctor with ...
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Amphetamine-like Compound Found in Nine Dietary Supplements

An unnatural substance mimicking amphetamine has been found in some dietary supplements tested by scientists from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No warnings have yet been released regarding ...
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Relabeling Prevents Misuse of Children's Medication

In 2007, drug manufacturers pulled a variety of children's medications from the market as consumers began misusing the medication. Today, research suggests that improved labeling has prevented ...
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Voluntary Destruction of Embargoed OxyElite Pro Products Sought by Hawaii's Health Department

In a report from the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), retailers with embargoed OxyElite Pro products in their possession were advised that the department would soon begin collecting the ...
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USPLabs Expands OxyElite Pro Recall

On November 10, 2013 USPLabs, LLC issued a voluntary recall for certain "dietary supplements" marketed under the name OxyElite Pro. Today – November 19, 2013 – USPLabs, LLC ...
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Parents Confront LAUSD Officials About Never Being Notified of 2010 Sexual Assault Case

Last Wednesday, officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) were confronted by parents of children in the district, all of whom voiced their dissatisfaction over never being notified ...
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UK and Other Countries Take Action Against OxyElite Pro

The United States is not the only country that has sounded alarm over the pre-workout sports supplement OxyElite Pro. Earlier this month, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ...
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USPLabs, LLC to Destroy Recalled OxyElite Pro Products

USPLabs, LLC has been under increasing scrutiny since various health departments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been ...
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Johnson & Johnson Reportedly Agrees to $4 Billion Settlement Over Hip Implant Lawsuits

A settlement that could reach as much as $4 billion in worth has been tentatively agreed to by the Johnson & Johnson company. Still awaiting court approval, the prospective plan is aimed at ...
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San Diego Woman Experiences Liver Failure After Using OxyElite Pro

Another reported case of liver injury has turned up in connection to the dietary weight loss supplement OxyElite Pro – this time from San Diego. According to an official from the San Diego ...
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Former Miramonte Elementary School Teacher Enters Plea, Sentenced to 25 Years

Former Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt appeared in court today to enter a no contest plea to all 23 charges against him. Berndt was accused of sexual abuse and sex crimes involving ...
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