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Hydroxycut Warning!

  1. May 1, 2009 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090501/ap_on_he_me/us_med_diet_pill_recall [Broken]
     
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  3. May 1, 2009 #2

    lisab

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    OK. First, as someone who works out regularly and eats a balanced diet, I think it's ridiculous to expect a pill to make you healthy.

    But come on...there were 9 million bottles sold, causing http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20090501/hydroxycut-recall-due-to-liver-injuries" [Broken].

    How many liver failures are caused by acetaminophen...boldface to emphasize -

    http://acsresearch.swmed.edu/ALF/Articles/ALFLarson.pdf

    I have no idea how many bottles of acetaminophen were sold, though.
     
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  4. May 1, 2009 #3

    Pengwuino

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    Tylenol sales are about $500 million a year alone...
     
  5. May 1, 2009 #4

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    These are only specific cases that were traced beyond a doubt to the product. The number of people that were killed or have suffered damage due to this specific product could be staggering in proportion to the number of people that have taken it.

    People should not be self medicating. There is no need for this product to exist.

    Who remembers the Fen Phen fiasco?

    I stopped taking acetominophen years ago because I drink alcohol, and the two can be a lethal cocktail for your liver.
     
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  6. May 5, 2009 #5
    It's sad people feel like they need to resort to harmful products in order to be healthy.
     
  7. May 16, 2009 #6

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    The difference is when the injuries occur with proper use. Overdoses from not following package directions could happen with any medication, but if the medication causes damage when used as directed, then that's a bigger problem.
     
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