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What Should I Do If I Have Taken a Drug that Has Been Recalled?

February 10, 2014
Colson Hicks Eidson

Drug manufacturers must exercise reasonable care in the labeling, manufacturing and distribution to medical doctors and pharmacists concerning the risks of their products. If you have taken a drug that has been recalled and have any unusual symptoms that you suspect may be linked to the medicine, see a doctor immediately. After you seek medical attention, contact an experienced attorney that is familiar with pharmaceutical litigation and can fight for your rights.

Dietary Supplement OxyElite Pro Recalled Due to Deadly Side Effects

A Texas company, USP Labs, has recalled dietary supplement OxyElite Pro, due to dozens of cases of acute liver failure and hepatitis, following actions by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Casualties from taking the drug include one death and illnesses so severe that patients required liver transplants.

OxyElite Pro is a dietary supplement sold as a fat-burning pill. The supplement was advertised as an aid to losing weight and building muscles. The OxyElite Pro pill contains DMAA, an illegal stimulant similar to ephedrine.

On September 13, 2013, the FDA learned of seven Hawaiian residents with acute liver failure and non-viral hepatitis. An investigation by the Hawaii Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the patients had taken OxyElite Pro products, and identified patients outside of Hawaii with similar liver dysfunction issues after using the drug.

Severe side effects of OxyElite Pro include:

  • Liver failure
  • Hepatitis
  • Heart attacks
  • Stroke
  • Kidney failure
  • Death

All manufacturers have a duty to ensure that the goods they sell are safe for consumers to use. If you or someone you know has been injured by OxyElite Pro, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our partners successfully handle pharmaceutical litigation, both for individual plaintiffs and in class action and multidistrict litigation settings.

Did You Know: According to the FDA, there were 56 cases of acute liver failure or acute hepatitis linked to OxyElite Pro as of October 2013.

Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys