substitutes for prescriptions drugs or legal alternatives to steroids. Dietary supplement purchasers should be vigilant when buying products on the Internet, and those marketed primarily in a foreign language. Consulting a physician is always a good idea, as these non-prescription formulations may interact with prescription and over the counter (“OTC”) medications in a way that causes adverse health reactions. Tainted supplements have been linked to reports of adverse events including: strokes, liver and kidney damage and death. The FDA has a link for its office of criminal investigations which looks into tainted health products such ads dietary and weightlifting supplements. (www.fda.gov/ICECI/CriminalInvestigations/default.htm)
Because there are strict time limits for claims involving defective, dangerous or tainted drug products and supplements, if you or someone you know has been injured by a diet or other non-prescription supplement, ergogonic or health aid, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once.