Camp Pendleton Bans Supplement Linked To Liver Failure (Video)
Monday, October 14, 2013
The dietary supplement OxyELITE has been banned from being sold at all Camp Pendleton base exchanges. The ban was triggered by a warning from the Centers for Disease Control that OxyELITE could cause acute hepatitis and liver failure.
Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Wilkes, preventative medicine officer of I Marine Expeditionary Force, says the base acted immediately when the CDC issued its warning:
“The MCCS [Marine Corps Community Services] exchanges on Camp Pendleton got the instruction, Oct. 8, to pull the product.
"On Oct. 9, I verified that this product was not on the shelf of the Del Mar area exchange, the commissary, or the country store.”
According to I Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs, OxyELITE has been linked to 24 cases of acute non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii. Two of those patients suffering from hepatitis received liver transplants. One person died of liver failure.
Honolulu television station KITV-TV interviewed a man named Thad Estrada who says OxyELITE made him horribly ill. You'll find that video below: