The regulation of dietary supplements is nearly non existant. Because they are classified as neither food nor drug, the regulating authority that oversees all other similar products has no jurisdiction over dietary supplements. This means that these supplements do not have to undergo the extensive testing that other products do.
When drugs go on the market, they must undergo testing that shows whether or not they have the benefits they claim to and whether or not there are side effects. Dietary supplements do not have these restrictions. This means that products that cause adverse side effects can go on the market without anyone knowing as in the case of Hydroxycut.
If you or someone you know has been injured by Hydroxycut, contact product recall attorney.