Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on Jan. 29 against a Florida company marketing an untested flu remedy, saying the company has violated drug safety regulations, according to numerous articles published nationwide, including USA Today (Jan. 30, 2013).
Oklahoma dangerous drug attorneys at Hansen Dirani & Associates praised the FDA for issuing its stern warning against Flu and Cold Defense, LLC, the Boca Raton, Florida-based manufacturers of GermBullet inhalers.
“People need to know that the products they take for serious health problems like the flu are safe and pose no serious danger,” Dirani said today. “Worst of all, if someone believes a product will help them and it doesn’t, they might not get the life-saving medical treatment they need for the flu or another serious illness.”
This winter’s flu season has been worse than usual around the country, according to news reports. Thousands of people have died this season due to the flu, and the death toll is expected to reach 36,000, according to a Bloomberg news story on Jan. 18. Oklahoma has experienced high flu season activity statewide, according to the latest CDC flu status report on Jan. 19. Nationwide, the CDC has said 26 states have experienced “high” flu activity for the three-week period ending on Jan. 19.
FDA regulators have noticed an increase recently in fake flu remedies in response to this national epidemic, the Associated Press reported Jan. 29. The misleading flu products have included fake vaccines, counterfeit drugs and air filters that falsely claim to remove the flu from the air.
“When there is a particular health issue in the news fraudulent products spike,” Howard Sklamberg, FDA’s director of compliance, told the Associated Press on Jan. 29. “So right now fraud products to prevent or treat the flu are big with scammers.”
In the case of the manufacturers of GermBullet inhalers, the Associated Press reported that the company “advertises the product as a ‘proprietary blend of 11 organic botanicals.’ The company's website claims that ‘an FDA recognized virology lab’ tested the formula and ‘confirmed that it has the potential capability to kill cold and flu viruses.’ But FDA regulators say the mixture has never been reviewed as safe and effective and the company is violating drug safety regulations.”
Such news came as no surprise to Oklahoma dangerous drug lawyer Hansen Dirani. “Sadly, some companies try to make fraudulent claims for their products,” Dirani said. “That’s why government agencies like the FDA and Tulsa personal injury lawyers like me exist – to protect the rights of consumers. People need to know that the medications and health products they buy are safe and effective. Otherwise, no one is safe. We’re all at risk.”
About Hansen Dirani & Associates
Hansen Dirani & Associates has a reputation for being one of the nation’s top dangerous drug lawyers. Their experienced, knowledgeable attorneys thoroughly understand each state’s complicated personal injury laws and handle a wide variety of cases, including auto accidents and social security disability complaints. Hansen Dirani & Associates primarily serves Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. However, the law firm provides exceptional legal advice to clients around the country, particularly for dangerous drugs cases. Hansen Dirani work closely with each client to design a strategy that suits his or her unique legal needs. The law firm has a strong track record for obtaining large, sometimes multi-million-dollar settlements or verdicts.
The law firm has its main office at 4815 S. Harvard Ave., Suite 380, Tulsa, OK 74135. To schedule a free consultation, contact Hansen Dirani & Associates at (877) 583-0700 or online at http://www.callhansen.com/