According to Hawaii News Now, drug manufacturer USPLabs is stopping US distribution of the diet pill OxyELITE Pro after a shocking number of liver failure cases connected to the supplement.
Health experts have not figured out the exact reason why the diet pills are causing these devastating effects. OxyELITE Pro was distributed and sold all over the US, but all of the recent hospitalizations have occurred in Hawaii. USPLab’s announcement comes after the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) requested the removal of OxyELITE Pro from Hawaii retailers, and asked consumers to stop any use of the drug.
A total of 29 cases of liver failure and acute hepatitis have been reported in Hawaii in the last 6 months, all linked to dietary supplements. The FDA warned consumers earlier this year about supplements containing dimethylamylamine (including OxyELITE Pro) after it was linked to cases of serious illness and even death.
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Source: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24016091/big-island-man-had-liver-transplant-after-taking-diet-pills, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/oxyelite-pro-hawaii-liver-failure_n_4066158.html