Study Shows Workout Supplements Return to Market With Same Risks

by | October 23rd, 2014

Dietary supplements can be an effective way to meet your health and fitness goals, but they can also put you at serious risk of harm. Recent findings showing that despite being pulled from the market due to unsafe manufacturing, packaging, or ingredients, many recalled products return to the market a short time later with the same workout supplement health risk.

A study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that out of more than 24 supplements that were pulled from the market because they contained anabolic steroids or prescription drugs, around 66 percent were back on the market within a year while still containing the same ingredients that pose a workout supplement risk.

The reason these products can return to the market so easily is because of lax regulation. According to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, companies don’t need approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell a dietary or workout supplement to consumers.  Furthermore, they don’t have to confirm the ingredients list on the label accurately represent what’s in the product.

Despite the lack of stringent laws over these products, Jennifer Dooren, a spokesperson for the FDA, says workout supplement manufacturers are “ legally responsible for marketing a safe product that is not adulterated.”

This means that if you were harmed by a workout or dietary supplement you were taking, you may be entitled to compensation under the law and the team of attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are here to help. Our Cleveland personal injury lawyers will not only answer the legal questions you have regarding your case, but we will also advise you as to the best course of action for your case. To speak with a member of our legal team, call us anytime at (888) 900-6075.