A Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuit Against GlaxoSmithKline
Hydroxycut has recently started a new class action lawsuit against the makers of the diet supplement pill. These claims center around the deaths of several individuals who took the diet supplement. The company is being accused of not telling customers that the diet pills could lead to heart failure and other health problems. The Hydroxycut Company has denied these and other claims that have been filed against them. It is worth pointing out, though, that the diet supplement industry is extremely profitable and it is easy to make claims about products when there are no scientific studies backing those claims up.
The makers of the diet pills have faced claims of misrepresentation in the past.
The company was sued by the FDA and settled out of court without admitting or denying the claims. The reason for this settlement was because the company was afraid that if they admitted their product was dangerous or even admitted to removing some of the ingredients that made it so popular, that the company would face steep fines. The company refused to remove ephedra from their diet supplements and instead filed for bankruptcy.
Now, the company is hoping to recoup some of the money it lost during the Ephedra imbibing scandal. According to the class action suit, the diet supplements did contain ephedra, but it was taken in far lower doses than were deemed safe. The FDA itself agreed that there was inadequate evidence to support the claims. The reason for this lack of evidence is that no controlled trials were ever conducted to support the claims that the diet supplement contained ephedra. There were no long-term studies that showed that the diet supplement was helpful in helping people lose weight.
Another problem with this class action suit is that the plaintiffs actually used the diet pills and never reported any adverse side effects.
The ingredient list is supposed to list all of the ingredients in each diet supplement on the label. It should also include warnings about possible side effects if these ingredients are at high enough concentrations. However, there was absolutely no indication of these dangerous ingredients in Hydroxycut.
Another problem with the Hydroxycut Class Action lawsuit is that the ingredients in the diet pill aren’t the only things included.
Many diet pills contain vitamins and minerals as well. Some people may find that they need those additional ingredients to get the full benefits from the diet pill. A person could have a hard time eating up to four pounds of food at one time without feeling hungry. If you have trouble eating that much food in a day, you may have some difficulty maintaining your desired weight.
Another problem with the Hydroxycut Class Action lawsuit is that the diet supplement was introduced prior to the FDA’s regulation on diet pills.
At that point in time, diet supplements were not supposed to contain ephedra, but there was no way to know that. Manufacturers did not need to indicate that the ingredients in the diet pill were natural, so people could take a diet pill with virtually any ingredient they wanted. The FDA had no means of judging how well the diet pills worked. With the new laws in place, manufacturers are required to list the ingredients in diet pills that are approved for sale.
An even bigger problem with the Hydroxycut Class Action lawsuit is that many people believe that the diet pill caused them to gain too much weight.
This is because the diet pill increased the amount of calories that people took in. When a diet pill is used for a long period of time, people can develop a dependence to the pills. When that happens, people’s bodies don’t work as efficiently when they need to lose weight. This causes them to eat more to compensate for the increased calorie intake.
People who are affected by the Hydroxycut Class Action lawsuit feel that the company did nothing wrong, because the products were designed to be safe. However, the government has decided that the weight-loss formula was unsafe and therefore it was a risk to people who used it. Since there was no proof that diet pills caused an increased risk of heart attacks or other health problems, the FDA decided that the company was not at fault for the claims. There was no concrete evidence to prove that the diet pill caused people to gain weight, so there was no reason for the lawsuit.