October 8, 2013 — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is requesting the “voluntary removal” of OxyElite Pro from store shelves, pending an investigation of nearly 30 cases of acute, non-viral hepatitis (liver inflammation). USPLabs, the Dallas-based manufacturer of OxyElite Pro, has stopped manufacturing and selling the product nationwide.
Between May and October 2013, OxyElite Pro was linked to 24 out of 29 cases of non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii. Several people have required liver transplants, and one woman has died. In the DOH statement, health director Loretta Fuddy said:
“The department continues to urge people who use dietary or nutritional supplements for weight loss and/or muscle gain to talk with their doctor or health care provider. … Anyone who develops symptoms such as abdominal pain or discomfort, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and /or vomiting, and yellow skin or eyes, should consult their doctor immediately.”
OxyElite Pro Safety Defended by Manufacturer, USPLabs
USPLabs, LLC, stated that the epidemic of liver injuries is a “complete mystery. They cautioned that people may be confused about what product is associated with the outbreak. Last year, USPLabs faced enforcement from the FDA because the original OxyElite Pro was sold with DMAA, an illegal synthetic drug.
USPLabs re-formulated OxyElite Pro earlier this year. They have stopped selling the re-formulated products OxyElite Pro with the Purple Top and OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder. USPLabs also cautioned that counterfeit OxyElite Pro has been sold in the U.S. for “some time.”
“Nothing like this has ever been associated with OxyElite Pro in all of the years our products have been in the market. We know of no credible evidence linking OxyElite Pro to liver issues.”
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