Ephedra Maker to Pay $34 Million

A New Jersey supplement maker has agreed to pay $34 million dollars to settle claims related to the sale of Ephedra containing supplements in diet pills.

This payment will settle 138 cases.

Accoring to the article in the Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

Perhaps the most well-known complaint came from the family of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler, who died in February 2003 of heat stroke. His death was partly blamed on his use of Xenadrine. Court documents show that lawsuit is part of the global settlement; however, specific amounts for each case are confidential.

 

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