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$4.2 Million Settlement in Defective Dietary Supplement Case

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A healthy 24 year old Virginia man suddenly developed acute liver and kidney failure in 2009, requiring emergency liver and kidney transplant surgery.  Tests on the man’s liver showed signs of toxicity.  The cause was unknown, but dietary supplements were suspected.  The man later learned that one of the supplements he had taken, Epio-Plex, had

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Head of Troubled Supplement Maker has Criminal History

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Who is behind a company that manufactures risky sports supplements? Dallas-based USPlabs produces OxyElite Pro, a sports supplement that appears to be connected to nearly 50 cases of serious liver injury. USPlabs also produces Jack3d, another dietary supplement and earlier version of OxyElite Pro.  As we wrote about in an earlier post, Jack3d was recently

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Dietary Supplement Jack3d — Is it Safe?

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The safety of dietary supplements is a frequent subject of debate — one which has, in fact, been discussed on this site numerous times and gotten much publicity, including in a recent piece on the popular news show Rock Center on NBC. Recently, the parents of a soldier who died after taking the supplement Jack3d

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