Recent Study Reveals Troubling Dietary Supplement Recall Trends – Kiley Law Group, LLC

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According to a recent medical study, various forms of dietary supplements have been found to be the culprit of more than 50 percent of the Food and Drug Adminstration’s (FDA) Class I Pharmaceutical recalls between 2004 and 2012. Kiley Law Group defective product attorneys comment on massive recalls and the damage the affects have on consumer health and trust.

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Massive Vitamin Supplement Recalls

At what point do we decide that the responsibility should rest on the shoulders of the FDA? For the sake of consumers, we hope it will be sooner rather than later.

According to a recent medical study (Jama Internal Medicine April 15, 2013), various forms of dietary supplements have been found to be the culprit of more than 50 percent of the Food and Drug Adminstration’s (FDA) Class I Pharmaceutical recalls between 2004 and 2012. Kiley Law Group defective product attorneys comment on massive recalls and the damage the affects have on consumer health and trust.

The medical study found that more than 450 Class I recall drugs in the United States between 2004 and 2012 were supplements used for dietary reasons. Supplements marketed for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and bodybuilding were found to have the highest number of recalls, with sexual enhancement found to be responsible for 40 percent of all Class I recalls.

Since the FDA is not required to screen supplements prior to their public distribution, there is little regulation of supplements to ensure the safety of those who consume them. If the FDA becomes aware of adulterated dietary supplements, they reach out to the manufacturer to start the process of initiating a recall.

According to Forbes.com (April 18, 2013), the dietary supplement industry is making more than $60 billion a year. With little to no regulation to ensure that their products are safe for public consumption, there is an abnormal amount of faith placed on the manufacturers to regulate themselves to ensure safe products.

Thomas Kiley Sr., Massachusetts product defect lawyer, has represented several defective product victims throughout the United States. “Concerns pertaining to the inexplicable lack of regulations placed on supplement manufacturers have been felt for years, but these types of studies have brought the problem back into the public eye. Defective product attorneys know that when product manufacturers are given the responsibility to regulate themselves, they almost always fail to do so. If producing safe products is going to affect the bottom line, more often than not we have found that product manufacturers place the priority of their profits above that of their consumer’s safety.

“At what point do we decide that the responsibility should rest on the shoulders of the FDA? For the sake of consumers, we hope it will be sooner rather than later,” said attorney Kiley.

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The product defect lawyers at Kiley Law Group are committed to providing every one of their clients with top-notch defective product representation from attorneys with experience, passion, and a dedication to their clients. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a defective product, speaking with a Kiley Law Group, LLC attorney may be in your best interest.

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