October 9, 2013 – A federal investigation is underway into reports of liver damage and acute hepatitis in Hawaii, with the vast majority of cases being linked to the controversial pre-workout dietary supplement OxyElite Pro. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), launched the investigation after 29 cases of acute non-viral hepatitis were reported on the Hawaiian Islands. Of these, 11 individuals required emergency hospitalization, two received liver transplants, and one died as a direct result of their injuries.
OxyElite Pro Lawsuit Update 4/16/14: Earlier this month, a panel of federal judges denied a motion by the makers of OxyElite Pro and Jack3d to transfer and consolidate a number of products liability lawsuits to federal court in Philadelphia. The litigation contends that the supplements contained altered ingredients that were unsafe and unapproved by the FDA, leading to a nationwide hepatitis outbreak. Click here to learn more.
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What’s the Problem?
According to a statement issued to NutraIngredients-USA, USPlabs LLC, the company that makes OxyElite Pro, is now recalling the product as a result of the liver damage and acute hepatitis cases in Hawaii:
“Out of an abundance of caution, the company has ceased domestic distribution of OxyElite Pro with the Purple Top and OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder until the investigation has been completed. The company continues to believe these versions are safe and are not the cause of the cluster of liver toxicity that has occurred in Hawaii.”
According to the FDA, USPlabs believes counterfeit versions of OxyElite Pro are being sold in Hawaii and elsewhere around the country, and have been on the market for some time. The FDA is reportedly in the process of investigating whether counterfeit OxyElite Pro has caused any of the cases of acute hepatitis or liver damage in Hawaii.
OxyElite Pro is sold through a variety of distribution channels, including the Internet and retail establishments that specialize in dietary supplements. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently investigating other cases of liver damage, liver failure, and hepatitis that may be linked to OxyElite Pro.
The USPLabs statement continued: “Due to multiple products within the OxyELITE Pro brand, it may be confusing as to which products are being looked at. The specific products are the original OxyELITE Pro with DMAA, OxyELITE Pro with the “Purple Top” and OxyELITE Pro Super Thermo Powder. The original version with DMAA has not been manufactured or distributed since early 2013.”
Do I have an OxyElite Pro Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in OxyElite Pro Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new OxyElite Pro liver damage, liver failure, and hepatitis cases in all 50 states.
Free OxyElite Pro Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has developed liver damage, liver failure, or hepatitis after taking OxyElite Pro, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an OxyElite Pro suit and we can help.