Dietary Supplement Drugs Linked to Boost in Heart Attack Risk
Free Diet Supplement Drug Injury Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a dietary supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
When you use a supplement or drug to help you manage or overcome a health problem, you trust that it will be safe and effective. However, prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, and herbal health supplements can have dangerous side effects including heart attack, stroke, and even wrongful death.
According to a 2006 report that examined more than 31,000 people’s health habits, more than 1 in 5 who take supplements also use prescription drugs, but don’t inform their doctors that they’re combining both of these together. Also, 1 out of every 6 is being treated for congestive heart failure or heart disease or has a history of heart attacks.
Dietary Supplement FDA Warning
After a thorough and cautious review of the evidence available about the risks and benefits of dietary supplements, the FDA concluded that certain supplements present an unreasonable risk to consumers of serious illness or injury in the form of heart attacks and hemorrhagic strokes (caused by high blood pressure and resulting bleeding in the brain) and should therefore be withdrawn from the market. The data did not show significant evidence of the supplements’ effectiveness, while at the same time confirming that the drugs raise blood pressure and stress on the heart. The increased risk of heart attack and stroke was found to outweigh any slight benefits such as short term weight loss.
Do I have a Diet Supplement Drug Injury Lawsuit?
The Defective Drug & Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in dangerous diet drug injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.