The US Food and Drug Administration is responsible for ensuring the safety of consumers when it comes to anything that falls under food or drug products. To that end, the FDA makes all drugs go through rigorous testing before it is approved for the market. This keeps consumers safe from unknown hazards arising while they are taking the drugs.
However, the FDA does not have any regulatory oversight of dietary supplements. This means that those products do not necessarily undergo any testing and can have side effects that are unknown. This puts consumers in a position to be injured, much like what happened with Hydroxycut, which has proven fatal in at least one case.
If you or someone you know has been injured by Hydroxycut, contact a Hydroxycut recall attorney.