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Toxic tort cases involve injuries and harm caused by pollutants and unsafe products. The well know book and film "A Civil Action" revolved around a toxic tort claim involving water pollution. Toxic Tort cases may involve: Hazardous Waste, Benzene, Asbestos, Chemicals & Cosmetics, Medical Products & Devices, Tobacco, Pesticides and Radiation & Electromagnetic Energy
Pharmaceutical products subject to recent litigation include: Rezulin, Fen-Phen diet drugs and Propulsid.
Drugs must meet the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, compliance with FDA standards will not, however, prevent a drug company from being sued if its product otherwise proves to be defective or dangerous. Drug manufacturers have a duty to warn about possible side effects of a drug. Additionally there are harmful herbal dietary supplements, not regulated by the FDA such as Ephedrine.
Ephedrine, Ephedra and Ma Huang Injury Cases
According to the FDA Ephedrine also know as Ephedra or Ma Haung has Sickened or Killed 273 Users. The most serious cases involve death, heart attack and stroke.The Food and Drug Administration believes there may be 273 people who fell ill, some fatally, after taking the popular over-the-counter stimulant ephedra.
While the agency wouldn't verify how many people died as a result of taking the herbal stimulant, often used to promote weight loss, earlier reports put the number at about 30. A source familiar with the latest cases, who asked not to be identified, says they include an additional 10 deaths.
The FDA has already tried once to bring ephedra under its regulatory control. In June 1997, the agency proposed a rule that would limit the amount of ephedra that could be added to dietary supplements. It also sought warning labels on the products cautioning against taking them for more than a week. At the time, the FDA submitted 133 cases of people who, it said, had been harmed by ephedra.
Ephedra, derived from an Asiatic shrub, contains ephedrine, a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system to relax bronchial tubes. A synthetic form of ephedrine is used in bronchodilators and over-the-counter medications like Sudafed and Actifed, which fall under the FDA's watch.
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