Although OxyElite Pro is sold throughout the United States, liver injuries have only been reported in Hawaii. The unusual cluster of injuries has fueled speculation that a contaminated shipment may have been sent to Hawaii. High temperatures and improper storage could have changed the effects of the drug.
The injuries occurred between May and September 2013. During that time, the Texas-based manufacturer, USPLabs, sold a re-formulated OxyElite Pro. It is possible that users may have had bad reactions to new ingredients in the product.
Bad Reactions to Re-Formulated OxyElite Pro?
It is unclear whether victims of the outbreak were using new OxyElite Pro or the old formula, which contained DMAA, a powerful stimulant drug that the FDA has been working to take off the market since last year. The crackdown on DMAA began in April 2012, and culminated in July of this year, when the FDA reported that $8 million worth of OxyElite Pro and Jack3d were destroyed by USPLabs. The FDA also reported receiving 86 adverse event reports associated with DMAA, but the reports did not include liver injuries.
What is clear is that the liver injuries in this outbreak are extremely serious. One women became violently ill with nausea, vomiting, and liver failure within weeks of taking OxyElite Pro. Hawaiian health department officials report that at least 32 cases of liver inflammation (hepatitis) and liver failure have occurred, and the only common risk-factor was OxyElite Pro and another dietary supplement, which remains unnamed.
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