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Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50 Lawsuit

Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50 Lawsuit

At least 29 people were injured by anabolic steroids in supplements from Mira Health Ltd, including vitamins and Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50. The products were pulled off the market in 2013 and the manufacturers are banned from producing new supplements without FDA approval.

What You Can Do & How a Dietary Supplement Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50 induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by steroids in supplements from Mira Health, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dietary Supplement Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the problem?

Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50 is a dietary supplement that was marketed as a B-50 vitamin by Mira Health Ltd., of Farmingdale, New York. In July 2013, it was pulled off the market after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered synthetic steroids. These hidden, dangerous ingredients were linked to 29 illnesses and one hospitalization.

The FDA warned:

“The product contained two drugs that are potentially harmful anabolic steroids—methasterone, a controlled substance, and dimethazine. These ingredients were not listed on the label and should not have been in a dietary supplement because they are illegal drugs and not dietary ingredients.”

FDA Finds Steroids in Vitamin Supplements

In August 2013, the FDA expanded the recall to include vitamins manufactured by Purity First Health Products. Laboratory tests also discovered dimethyltestosterone in a Multi-Mineral and Vitamin C supplements.

Recalled products include:

  • B-50, 100 capsule bottles, lot numbers F03Q and C02R
  • Multi-Mineral, 200 capsule bottles, lot number 12-829
  • Vitamin C, 200 capsule bottles, lot number E03Q

Mira Health Supplement Lawsuit Filed by Justice Department

In July 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they filed a lawsuit (PDF) and entered a consent decree with the proprietors of Mira Health Ltd., Michael S. Ragno Sr. (chief operating officer) and Michael R. Ragno Jr. (quality assurance manager).

The FDA inspected Mira Health facilities in July 2013 and found numerous violations of good manufacturing practices. Although attempts were made to correct violations, the defendants either did not follow through or failed to sustain corrections.

Under terms of the consent decree, the defendants are banned from manufacturing supplements. If they wish to start making supplements in the future, they must notify the FDA at least 60 days beforehand and retain an independent expert to inspect the operations and certify that necessary conditions have been met. Click here to read more.

Health Risks

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramping
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Abnormal liver and thyroid function
  • Liver damage
  • Abnormal cholesterol levels
  • Females had unusual hair growth and missed menstruation
  • Men had erectile dysfunction and low testosterone

Do I have a Dietary Supplement Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50 induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by steroids in supplements from Mira Health, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dietary Supplement Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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