Regulators Blamed for Dangerous Supplements Being Sold to Consumers

According to a report from the New York Times, regulators are being blamed for the high number of dangerous supplements being sold to consumers. Some of these products are coming in from other countries, such as China.  While the majority of supplements are safe, many of those sold pose serious and even life-threatening hazards.   Some of the health complications that have struck those who take these dangerous supplements include:

  • heart problems;
  • kidney failure; and
  • depression.

Unfortunately, many drugs are sold on the black market and without regulation pose serious health risks to those who take them.  The majority of the supplements that sell on the black market include those that:

  • help with weight loss;
  • provide sexual enhancement; and
  • build muscle.

Experts recommend that if consumers are going to purchase supplements, they buy those that are nationally recognized brands such as One a Day or Centrum.  According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), many of the black market drugs contain ingredients linked to:

  • strokes;
  • heart disease;
  • liver damage; and
  • death because they contain synthetic steroids, laxatives and amphetamines.

If you were seriously injured or became ill as a result of using a dangerous drug, then you may be entitled to compensation. You should speak with a New York dangerous drug attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.

Contacting a New York Dangerous Drug Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a dangerous drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York dangerous drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a dangerous drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of dangerous drug attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your dangerous drug claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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