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Bodybuilding SARM Lawsuit

Bodybuilding SARM Lawsuit

A growing number of bodybuilders are using SARMs, which are non-steroid drugs that are advertised as “legal steroids.” Unfortunately, they are also linked to heart attacks, stroke, liver damage, and other life-threatening side effects.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting SARM induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect of Ostarine or other SARMs, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What are SARMs?

SARM, or Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators, are non-steroid pills that are used by bodybuilders to stimulate male hormone (androgen) receptors in muscles and bones. Unlike traditional steroids, SARMs do not have to be injected, and they don’t target other cells or cause as many side effects in other parts of the body.

Popular Types of SARMs

  • Ostarine
  • Enbosarm
  • MK-2866 or GTx-024 (Ostarine)
  • LGD-4033 (Ligandrol)
  • LGD-3303
  • GSX-007 or S-4 (Andarine)
  • GW-501516 (Cardarine)
  • RAD140 (Testolone)
  • S-22
  • S-23
  • And more

Click here for a more complete list of SARM products.

FDA Warning for Bodybuilding SARMs

In October 2017, the FDA issued a warned to bodybuilders that SARMs are not dietary supplements because they are unapproved drugs.

The FDA also warned that SARMs have unknown short-term and long-term risks:

“Body-building products that contain SARMs have not been approved by the FDA and are associated with serious safety concerns, including potential to increase the risk of heart attack or stroke and life threatening reactions like liver damage.”

Health Risks & Safety of SARMs

Nearly all SARMs are illegally advertised as dietary supplements when they are actually untested pharmaceutical drugs. In some cases, the chemicals in SARMs have been tested on laboratory animals and proven to cause cancer or other severe side effects. Another problem is that SARMs often do not contain what is on the label, after a study published in JAMA tested 44 “SARMs” and found that 50% contained a mix of untested drugs and zero SARMs.

Possible Side Effects of SARMs

  • Testosterone shutdown
  • Eyesight damage
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver toxicity
  • Cardiovascular events
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Unknown long-term risks

FDA Seizes SARMs in Raid of Enhanced Athlete

One of the most notorious users of SARMs is Dr. Tony Huge of Enhanced Athletes. In December 2017, the FDA raided the California headquarters of Enhanced Athletes looking for the SARM ostarine, as well as 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) and other research chemicals.

The FDA seized SARMs, raw materials, and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of finished and unfinished products, according to Enhanced Athletes CEO Scott Cavell.

Dr. Tony Huge has a YouTube channel promoting supplements from Enhanced Athletes. The videos have disclaimers like “Not For Human Consumption,” while showing people who consume the drugs, and endorsing their consumption for the purpose of bodybuilding.

Enhanced Athlete Hit With SARM Lawsuit

Enhanced Athlete was hit with a lawsuit in July 2017, after a competitor accused the company of false and misleading advertising of SARMs.

Federal Authorities Investigating SARMs

Lauren Horwood, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, has confirmed that Enhanced Athlete and its CEO are being investigated for “manufacturing and distributing unapproved substances for human consumption.”

Do I have a SARM Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting SARM induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect of Ostarine or other SARMs, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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