• $8 Million In Jack3d And Oxyelite Pro Destroyed

      By NATASHA SINGER New York Times

      Under pressure from federal health regulators, the manufacturer of two popular sports supplements has voluntarily destroyed the inventory of the products, the Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday.

      The products made by USPlabs of Dallas, called Jack3d and OxyElite Pro, had a retail value of more than $8 million, the agency said.

      The action reflects an escalating federal crackdown on workout boosters and fat-burning products that contain an amphetaminelike stimulant called dimethylamylamine, or DMAA for short.

      In April, the F.D.A. issued a public advisory saying that the stimulant was an illegal dietary ingredient and could pose serious health risks to consumers. Health regulators said the stimulant could elevate blood pressure, potentially leading to heart attacks, and warned consumers not to take it.

      Soon after, USPlabs said that it would, for business reasons, stop producing DMAA products and market formulations without the stimulant. But the company continued to distribute its remaining inventory of the original Jack3d and OxyElite Pro, the F.D.A. said, which prompted the agency to issue an administrative detainment order for the products and ask the company to destroy them.

      “We don’t want consumers using the products. We think they present a risk to public health,” said Daniel Fabricant, the director of the F.D.A.’s Division of Dietary Supplement Programs. “We will leave no stone unturned to get them out of the marketplace.”

      USPlabs destroyed the DMAA products at a company warehouse in Dallas on July 2, the agency said. USPlabs did not immediately return an e-mail and a call seeking comment.

      The F.D.A. has also recently taken action against G.N.C., the nation’s largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements, which has continued to sell Jack3d.

      Last month, federal prosecutors asked judges in two states to authorize the seizure of more than 3,200 cases of DMAA products from G.N.C. warehouses in Pittsburgh and Anderson, S.C.

      Greg Miller, a spokesman for G.N.C., said that the company believed DMAA to be a “safe, legal dietary ingredient.” He added, “to our knowledge, and for inexplicable reasons, the only retailer selling these products that was targeted by the F.D.A. was GNC.”

      Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/bu...q5CuaufSgFWceQ
      Comments 15 Comments
      1. 804's Avatar
        804 -
        thats alot of jack3d
      1. Push50's Avatar
        Push50 -
        That's Jack3d up! Too damn much government.
      1. mtinsideout's Avatar
        mtinsideout -
        That is a real shame... They could of at least given me some of it lol
      1. pmdied's Avatar
        pmdied -
        The horror...
      1. JRob23's Avatar
        JRob23 -
      1. girthypiece's Avatar
        girthypiece -
        "We will leave no stone unturned". Laughable
      1. marblemadness's Avatar
        marblemadness -
        Near my country we can have a LOT of dmaa...here FDA sucks;-);-);-)
      1. SXIPro's Avatar
        SXIPro -
        $8M Retail probably equates to ingredients totalling sixty four bucks. Quite a bit of margin in the snake oil business.
      1. 5ourdiesel's Avatar
        5ourdiesel -
        Amphetamine like substance? FDA is so corrupt. They approve the pharmaceutical Desoxyn for children with adhd and obese patients. Desoxyn is perscribed methamphetamine. So on one hand, the FDA states that meth is extremely dangerous, causing damage to dopamine producing neurons of the mesolimbic pathway, yet they approve of it to be perscribed by children who are too hyperactive? FDA runs off of greed and lobbying, they don't give a crap about the health and well being of anyone. Bet you some big pharma company took interest in DMAA when they saw the 8 million in profits by usplabs
      1. Bigcountry08's Avatar
        Bigcountry08 -
        Somewhere there's a garbage dump with 100 fifty gallon drums of jack3d
      1. TheMovement's Avatar
        TheMovement -
        So many sad souls nationwide!
      1. cdeabreu's Avatar
        cdeabreu -
        Perhaps the FDA should focus on real threats that kill 1,000, if not millions each year, such as smoking & sugar!!!!
      1. Stl_Lift's Avatar
        Stl_Lift -
        I just got 5 tubs in the mails!! Ordering more....
      1. jem6702's Avatar
        jem6702 -
        “We don’t want consumers using the products. We think they present a risk to public health,” said Daniel Fabricant, the director of the F.D.A.’s Division of Dietary Supplement Programs-- Problem ONE, if they work for the government as a bureaucrat, they should not think.
        Problem TWO- the Government will let anyone who wants it- no matter how old- get the "morning after pill" but they decide to regulate a product they "think may pose a risk. What a f.u.cked up set of priorities.
      1. Zac Speed's Avatar
        Zac Speed -
        Its my dream to wake up and see news that everyone in the United States federal government suddenly died.

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