Numerous illnesses have been linked to Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50, a dietary supplement manufactured by Mira Health Products, Ltd. Although this product was marketed as a B-vitamin, it actually contained dangerous anabolic steroids that were linked to at least 29 injuries and one hospitalization.
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FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50
July 26, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50, marketed as a B-50 supplement, after laboratory tests discovered anabolic steroids. At least 29 illnesses and one hospitalization have been reported.
According to the FDA:
“The product contained two drugs that are potentially harmful anabolic steroids—methasterone, a controlled substance, and dimethazine. These ingredients were not listed on the label and should not have been in a dietary supplement because they are illegal drugs and not dietary ingredients.”
Mira Health Supplement Recall
In August 2013, Mira Health recalled all dietary supplements manufactured between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2013. The FDA also expanded the recall to include a Multi-Mineral and Vitamin C supplement that may contain dimethyltestosterone.
Mira Health supplement recalls:
- B-50, 100 capsule bottles, lot numbers F03Q and C02R
- Multi-Mineral, 200 capsule bottles, lot number 12-829
- Vitamin C, 200 capsule bottles, lot number E03Q
Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Mira Health
July 1, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit (PDF) and entered a consent degree against Mira Health Ltd., its chief operating officer, Michael S. Ragno Sr., and its quality assurance manager, Michael R. Ragno Jr.
The lawsuit cites violations of good manufacturing practices that were observed during an FDA inspection in July 2013. Although the defendants made some corrections in response to the FDA inspection, they either did not follow through or they failed to sustain corrections that were made, which demonstrates “ongoing, significant” problems with quality control.
The consent decree requires the defendants to stop making supplements. In the future, if they wish to resume manufacturing supplements, the FDA must first determine that the company’s manufacturing practices have come into compliance with the law. Click here to read more.
- Muscle cramping
- Myalgia (muscle pain)
- Abnormal liver and thyroid function
- Liver damage
- Abnormal cholesterol levels
- Females had unusual hair growth and missed menstruation
- Men had erectile dysfunction and low testosterone
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