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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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Comments on "Deaths In Triathlon" post

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The posts on fatalities in Triathlon, after I was contacted by a national triathlon magazine, drew a lot of very good and provocative comments, which I have set forth below: # Roger Brockenbrough said: FYI, although intersections are usually monitored and controlled, most race courses (bike leg in particular) are NOT closed to traffic. #

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Rebekah Keat lawsuit joined by other pro athletes who allege tainted supplements caused positive drug tests

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Rebekah Keat, the Australian Ironman champion, and triathlete Mike Vine are joined by pro cyclist Amber Neben, in their lawsuit alleging tainted Hammer Nutrition supplements caused positive tests. Hammer President calls the lawsuit “baseless” and is contemplating a suit for libel and slander. As reported in Triathlete Magazine, the case, filed this February, against Hammer

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Swimmer Kicker Vencill's tainted vitamin lawsuit

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Tainted supplements have been proven in court to have tripped up elite athletes in doping tests. Swimmer Kicker Vencill in 2005 won a legal judgment against a company that provided him with multivitamins contaminated with steroid precursors that resulted in a positive dope test and two-year ban from the sport. The process of clearing his

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