UK raids uncover suspected suppliers of deadly diet drug

A series of raids in northern England has uncovered an operation suspected of selling a deadly fat-burning chemical used by bodybuilders that has killed eight young people in Britain in the last two years.

Around 11 kilos of the chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol, known as DNP, was found last month at premises in Wigton, Cumbria, alongside other legal supplements and equipment that could be used for making tablets.

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Wall Street Journal reports on Tauler Smith’s battle against SARMs

A Sacramento sports supplement company faces litigation from Tauler Smith LLP for selling consumers Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMS), a class of experimental steroid-like drugs not approved for human consumption. Wall Street Journal legal reporter Jacob Gershman wrote that Robert Tauler is a “sheriff of the performance-enhancing supplement industry, going after vendors for falsely marketing SARMS as safe and natural, when they in fact are much more dangerous than advertised.
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Lawsuit: Consumers’ health at risk due to Sacramento supplement company’s false advertising claims

A false advertising lawsuit filed against an international sports supplement company based in Sacramento eventually caught international media attention, and the Sacramento Business Journal is covering all the major developments.

“This case is emblematic of the profound dysfunction in the nutritional supplement marketplace,” Robert Tauler told the Business Journal. “Low barriers to entry, high rewards and intermittent regulatory enforcement create perverse incentives for manufacturers and retailers.”

The Sacramento Business Journal has written several stories about the litigation and other interesting developments in this case.

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Sacramento lawyer ‘Dr. Tony Huge’ faces lawsuit over supplement claims

Former Sacramento-based bankruptcy lawyer Anthony “Dr. Tony Huge” Hughes and convicted fraudster Scott E. Cavell joined forces this year to form Enhanced Athlete Inc., which sells controversial bodybuilding supplements.

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Legal Loopholes For Dietary Supplements Must Be Sealed

Law360, New York (January 4, 2017, 11:29 AM EST) — Few parents would knowingly let their teenager buy a month’s cycle of anabolic steroids. But what if they’re just buying a container of “BroPower” — a fictional name for a real product which bills itself as “intended for use by hardcore athletes who are trying to gain extreme size and strength?”

Anyone with $89.99, plus shipping, gets a one-month supply to boost muscle mass, libido and “aggression in the gym.” The active ingredients include methylsten, listed as “a powerful strength builder, which does not aromatize into…

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