Lawsuits Filed Against Andro Makers
TAMPA, Fla.--Attorneys here and in five other states in late July filed suit against several manufacturers, alleging they falsely marketed androstenedione (andro) as an alternative to anabolic steroids. It was reported by CNN (www.cnn.com) that lawsuits have been filed in circuit courts in California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and that a seventh suit was expected to be filed in Illinois. The attorneys are seeking class-action status for the lawsuits.
Vincent Lynch, plaintiffs' co-counsel, told CNN that the companies are in a difficult situation. "We believe the makers and sellers of andro are caught in a catch-22," he told CNN. "If andro works, they are criminally liable, and if andro doesn't work, they are liable for civil damages." CNN's report also noted that "it is not illegal to sell androstenedione, and it is considered a dietary supplement, which the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate."