Weight Loss Drugs
The Problem: Numerous over the counter supplements have been determined dangerous by the FDA.
The Response: Many of these have been pulled from the market but the long term problems may still be evident.
What Can We Do to Help: Our experienced attorneys can review your medical records and advise you if filing a case is in your best interest.
The attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer are currently investigating claims on behalf of people who suffered injuries while taking weight loss supplement pills.
Have you or anyone you know developed health issues due to a weight loss drug? Find out if you can seek compensation for your injuries by completing our free case evaluation.
FDA announced again in March 2015 of the dangerous supplements found in weight loss supplements such as, Black Mamba, Hyperrush, Diablos ECA Fir Caps, Natural Max Slimming and Lean Body Extreme.
It is well known that approximately 40% of Americans use supplements for nutrition, weight loss, body building, recreation, sexual enhancement and much more. Americans spend approximately $2 billion a year on weight loss supplements. These supplements promoted for weight loss encompass a wide variety of products and come in a variety of forms. FDA regulates dietary supplements promoted for weight loss in accordance with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. However, these pills differ from over-the-counter or prescription medications in that the FDA does not classify them as drugs and they do not require pre-market review or approval.
The dangerous supplements may include the following dangerous drugs:
- Sibutramine (Meridia), is an oral anorexiant that is prescribed for treatment of exogenous obesity along with diet and exercise; and
- Sildenafil (Viagra), used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension.
Both Phenolphthalein and Sibutramine were recalled and taken off the market. Sibutramine was recalled in October 2010 after a study linked it to an increased risk of heart attack, irregular heart rhythm, stroke and seizures. Sibutraime is an oral anorexiant that is prescribed for treatment of exogenous obesity along with diet and exercise. Phenolphthalein was a popular over-the-counter laxative for much of the 20th century. However, it was taken off the market after several animal studies showed a wide range of carcinogenic (cancer causing) effects associated with long term use of the drug. Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia, and panic disorders. Sildenafil is used to treat one of the two problems, erectile dysfunction and to improve ability to exercise in adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension by reducing the pressure in the pulmonary artery. Not surprisingly, the amount of scientific information available on these ingredients varies considerably. In most cases, purported benefits are based on limited theoretical data or animal and laboratory studies rather than human clinical trials. Weight loss supplements have been linked to the following injuries:
Not surprisingly, the amount of scientific information available on these ingredients varies considerably. In most cases, purported benefits are based on limited theoretical data or animal and laboratory studies rather than human clinical trials. Weight loss supplements have been linked to the following injuries:
- Heart Attacks
- Blood clots
- Kidney Failure
- Liver Damage
- Severe Depression
For a full list of Tainted Weight Loss Supplements, please visit FDAs public notification page.
If you or anyone you know have taken any weight loss supplement pill and have been affected by the drug, you may be entitled to compensation. The Weight Loss Supplement Pills attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer are dedicated to ensuring the companies are held responsible for the dangerous and life-threatening side effects of their products. Call our Weight Loss Supplement Pills attorneys today at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer or fill out the free case evaluation. We are here to help you.