The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues national health alert urging consumers to stop using dangerous body building supplements. American Cellular Laboratories warned to stop marketing potentially harmful supplements with steroid ingredients.
West Palm Beach injury law news alerts FDA issues warning to performance enhancement dietary supplements for body building may cause liver injury.
West Palm Beach, FL–On July 28, 2009, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov issued a nationwide alert urging consumers to stop using body building supplements marketed and sold with steroid and steroid like substances. The federal government’s Public Health Advisory (PHA) states many of these over the counter performance enhancements and health pills are marketed by the manufacturers as dietary supplements.
One particular manufacturer of performance enhancement supplements, American Cellular Laboratories, Inc., received a Warning Letter from the FDA. The letter warned American Cellular Labs, who claims on their Internet website their mission, “…of formulating the most unique, effective, and legal products to provide athletes with XTREME RESULTS.”, to stop marketing and distributing potentially harmful steroid containing products. Federal officials say American Cellular’s products contain synthetic steroid substances as dietary substances when they are unapproved and misbranded drugs that potentially cause serious adverse effects including liver injury. Drug related injuries to consumers can cause permanent damages causing innocent consumers to suffer physically, mentally, emotionally, and economically.
American Cellular states on their website they are committed to providing, “new products held to the highest possible standards.” The FDA announced the following American Cellular products can cause serious injury and damages because they contain substances that are illegal and potentially quite dangerous:
These products are sold on the Internet and in some stores and the FDA is strongly urging consumers to stop taking these supplements immediately because they contain unapproved new drugs and they have not been recognized as safe and effective. The over the counter products are also misbranded and their labels do not provide safe and effective use directions. If you or someone you know has suffered a drug related injury because you may be entitled to compensation from your damages and injuries.
Florida drug related injury information by Senior Law and Justice Correspondent, Heather L. Ryan.
Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.