The Onder Law Firm Calls for Greater Regulation of Dietary Supplements in Response to Hydroxycut and Other Weight Loss Product Recalls

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The recent FDA warning and recall of Hydroxycut weight loss products due to the potential of liver and kidney failure demonstrates the need for greater dietary supplement regulation. The attorneys of The Onder Law Firm have seen the damage that Hydroxycut usage has caused some of their clients and call for greater regulation of weight loss supplements.

The FDA warned recently consumers to stop using Hydroxycut products due to potential liver injury, just another in a long line of over-the-counter weight loss supplements that have been recalled so far this year. Consumers are taking these dietary supplements to reach and maintain healthy weights and body mass indexes as part of an overall healthy lifestyle but are instead learning that using certain over-the-counter weight loss supplements may have caused serious health problems.

Many of these users believe the FDA monitors dietary supplements for safety, but current regulation under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), do not require premarket FDA approval of most weight loss supplements. As a result many weight loss supplement users, and even the FDA itself, do not become aware of side effects, such as Hydroxycut-related liver injury, until after months or even years of usage. At this point, permanent injury or death has typically occurred in far too many cases.

James Onder, of Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC, attorneys handling Hydroxycut cases on a nationwide basis, has called for much stricter controls regarding both the safety and weight loss claims of these supplements. "The people taking these supplements are doing so because they want to be healthy.    Those that are stricken with the long-term effects of serious health problems like liver and kidney injury are often devastated by the fact that this happened to them while pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Consumers need to be able to either trust that these products successfully completed clinical trials or a warning to the contrary must be included on the packaging", said Onder. Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC is providing people with a way to put their life back together after suffering from liver injury, kidney failure or other serious health problems as a result of using Hydroxycut products.

The web site Hydroxycut Recall Information offers information about the Hydroxycut recall, including Hydroxycut liver and kidney damage symptoms and Hydroxycut FAQ's. For legal help, visit the Onder Law Firm's Hydroxycut Recall Attorneys web page.

About The Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. For more information, visit http://www.onderlaw.com or call (866) 828-4699.

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