A man received $4.2 million for damages he suffered after taking a steroid
product made with ingredients from China that allegedly ruined his kidneys
and liver. The victim took an over-the-counter supplement called “Epio-Flex”
that he purchased from a nutritional store. After taking the product,
he developed renal and hepatic failure.
The Epio-Flex was made with two banned ingredients called Madol and Superdrol.
This case shows the problem with small manufacturing companies that have
no oversight or regulations. Many supplements that are legal to buy and
sell have not been inspected or regulated in any way. Consumers are shopping
blind when buying almost any product that labels itself as a “supplement.”
Many supplement companies are shady, and do not stay in business very
long, but their products can be found in stores across America.
The manufacture was a Texas Limited Liability Corporation named June &
Johnny. Their business in no longer in good standing. June and Johnny
never kept an inventory, but filled orders when they received them using
products that had been banned.
Epio-Flex is Taken Off the Market
In 2009, Epio-Flex was taken off the market when the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) classified it as a steroid, not a supplement. Steroids are regulated
by the FDA under the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990. This law bans
any compound that mimics testosterone. The law is so vague that it has
not been successful at stopping these products from entering the marketplace.
Lately, many of these types of products are getting the attention of the
FDA, as reports of negative effects from taking these dietary supplements
are causing many ailments, injuries, and death. When buying any dietary,
bodybuilding, or health supplement it is truly, “buyers beware.”
Other Supplements Under Fire
Another bodybuilding supplement called “Craze” is the subject
of a class action suit after causing negative effects to many consumers.
Craze is sold at GNC and Wal-Mart even though it contains amphetamines
and other compound banned by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Even though
these products are on store shelves, anyone who takes them can expect
to fail a drug test. That can cost a person their job or a spot on a sports
team, and the ingredients are not listed on the labels.
These companies with their substandard product are endangering any consumer
who buys them. They are liable for all the injuries and death that they
cause. These products are sold over-the-counter to anyone even though
they are not safe and can have severe side effects. Consumers with heart
problems, high blood pressure, or other risk factors have warning that
these products can injure or cause death.
If you have taken any dietary, bodybuilding or health supplements and have
experienced adverse effects, you need to meet with an experienced
The Kyle Law Firm to discuss your case. These supplements can be dangerous, and they are
unlabeled. The companies that make millions of dollars selling these
defective products have a duty to warn consumers about the ingredients and the possible side effects.
Call us today for a free consultation.