Bodybuilding Supplements Pose Serious Risks, FDA Warns
According to the FDA, any dietary supplement sold using words like "anabolic" or "TREN" can contain steroids and steroid-like medications. Taking steroids without proper medical supervision can cause blood clots, dangerous mood swings, liver failure, and even death.
The FDA named several products sold by American Cellular Laboratories that it found to contain steroids, which makes the products unapproved and mislabeld drugs rather than dietary supplements. In May, the FDA also warned consumers to stop using the weight-loss and bodybuilding supplement Hydroxycut because of health risks.
All medications have risks. When manufacturers fail to fully inform patients and consumers about those risks, the stage for tragedy is set. I've seen this too many times in the more than 20 years that I've been practicing medical malpractice law.
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