Are You a Fitbit Surge or Charge HR User Who Has Experienced Inaccuracy With Your Device?

Are you a Fitbit Surge or Charge HR user who has noticed your device does not accurately record your heart rate? Two of Fitbit’s most recently introduced activity trackers may not work as promised. A recent lawsuit against Fitbit alleges that the Surge and Charge HR each fail to accurately monitor user’s heart rates. If you have noticed as much with your Fitbit Surge or Charge HR, we would like to hear from you about your experience. [Read more…]

Anthem Data Breach – Has Your Personal or Financial Information Been Compromised?

San Diego, CA – On February 4, 2015, national health insurer Anthem, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Health, Inc. and The Anthem Companies, Inc. (collectively, “Anthem”) first disclosed its computer systems had been hacked. Anthem stated it was continuing to investigate the scope of the data breach, but indicated that between December 10, 2014 and January 27, 2015, hackers breached a database containing 80 million records of current and former customers and employees. The information reported to be hacked included social security numbers, member identification numbers, names, addresses, birth dates, email addresses, employment information and income data. [Read more…]

Does Your Activity Tracker Function as Promised?

Activity tracking devices have achieved unprecedented popularity amongst consumers in recent years. These devices, commonly conceived in the form of a bracelet, have taken the fitness world by storm, and are predicted to be responsible for $6 billion in revenue by 2018. The devices are marketed and advertised as capable of tracking quantifications such as steps taken and calories burned, and even non-active measurements related to user’s sleep. [Read more…]

FDA Issues Warning Letter Regarding Health Risks of DMAA product RegeneSlim

On the heels of warning letters issued to several companies which produce weight-loss supplements containing the controversial ingredient DMAA, earlier this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made public yet another such warning letter directed to Regeneca Inc. The company sells a product called RegeneSlim, which is advertised and marketed as a weight loss supplement. Like the products identified in several prior FDA letters, RegeneSlim contains the recently maligned ingredient DMAA. [Read more…]

DMAA Update – Lawsuit Filed by User of Jack3d Supplement

As previously posted, products containing DMAA have recently been in the news due to the serious health risks that they may pose.  Manufacturers and sellers of these products may not have disclosed associated risks, and instead marketed the products as effective for weight loss and other health benefits.  On August 28, 2012, a consumer filed a class action in a California federal court against USPLabs, the maker of a DMAA product called Jack3d, for breach of warranty and other claims.  [Read more…]

FDA Warns About Risks of DMAA Supplements

DMAA, or Dimethylamylamine, is a compound that is found in several dietary supplements increasingly marketed to the public in the last few years. These DMAA supplements have been advertised as enabling agents of weight loss and increased energy benefits. Importantly, these products have also been marketed as safe and effective supplements. However, in recent months, new information concerning DMAA has been released which sheds light on the true dangers of products containing the compound. [Read more…]