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Winsdrol Xtreme Lawsuit News

A lawsuit  has been filed by a man claiming  that a local health food store sold him a dietary supplement that caused him to become violently ill and damaged his liver. The suit was filed against Helica Pharm, LLC, the Georgia-based manufacturer of a supplement known as Winsdrol Xtreme, which has been marketed as a “fat shredder,” according to the suit. Also named as a defendant in the suit is Complete Supplements Maryville, which operates a fitness center and health food store at 2711 North Center St. in Maryville. The lawsuit alleges that he suffered permanent injuries, including hepatitis, cholestasis, …

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FDA Warning: Stay Away From ‘Keepsake’ Ultrasounds

Ultrasound imaging is the most widely used medical imaging method during pregnancy. Fetal ultrasound imaging provides real-time images of the fetus. Doppler fetal ultrasound heartbeat monitors are hand-held ultrasound devices that let you listen to the heartbeat of the fetus. Both are prescription devices designed to be used by trained health care professionals. They are not intended for over-the-counter (OTC) sale or use, and the FDA strongly discourages their use for creating fetal keepsake images and videos. “Although there is a lack of evidence of any harm due to ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by …

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Caramel Apples Recall (Listeria)

Four people have died from a Listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 28 people in 10 states have become sick due to the bacterial infection. Twenty-six have been hospitalized. Five of the patients have died, although one death was not linked to Listeria. Nine of the illnesses were linked to pregnancy, affecting either a pregnant woman or a newborn. The outbreak also has been linked to three cases of invasive meningitis – a dangerous inflammation of the lining of the brain or spinal cord – in healthy children …

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FDA warns of dangers of pure caffeine powder

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public not to consume pure powdered caffeine after an Ohio teen died after using the product. There also have been reports of hospitalizations due to accidental overdoses of pure caffeine. Sold in bulk over the Internet at low prices, powdered caffeine in even small amounts can cause an overdose. Parents should be aware that the product may be attractive to young people. The products essentially are 100% caffeine, according to the FDA, and are especially dangerous for those with heart conditions. One teaspoon equals the “jolt” of drinking about 25 cups …

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New Reports Show Big Pharma, the FDA Behind Pain Killer Epidemic

Chris Nace, Esq. http://paulsonandnace.com/ Narcotic painkillers were once limited to patients with terminal illness, victims of accidents, and events like invasive surgery. Today, millions of Americans are on narcotic painkillers for other reasons, including recreational use. Reportedly, poisonings from legal and illegal drugs now exceed car accidents in injury deaths. Emergency room visits for non-heroin opioids have risen from 299,000 in 2001 to 885,000 in 2011. What’s behind this troubling trend? Big Pharma, according to a report by Martha Rosenberg. Put simply, it pays well and they’ve rigged the game to keep it that way. More specifically, a cozy alliance …

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