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Following last year's FDA ban on all dietary supplements containing ephedra, about 300 people so far have filed lawsuits against Metabolife International over it's product called Metabolife 256. The company has requested approval for a multimillion-dollar national settlement for US consumers. The diet pill was consumed by body builders for its stamina increasing effects and dieters for its weight loss properties. However, ephedra was found to be linked to strokes, heart attacks and even deaths.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by NBC4 TV
About: Diet drug manufacturer seeks approval for multimillion-dollar national settlement over it's banned diet drug
Date: 6 January 2005
Source: NBC4 TV
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