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The outbreak linked to microdosing sweets has more than doubled; company refuses to recall

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The outbreak linked to microdosing sweets has more than doubled;  company refuses to recall

Despite the number of illnesses more than doubling since an outbreak was announced last week, a company selling micro-dose sweets continues to refuse to issue a recall.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a public warning about the products sold under the Diamond Shruumz brand. Affected products include gummies, cones and chocolate bars.

The products are available online and at various retailers, including smoke/vape shops and retailers selling hemp-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC). The full list of retailers is currently unknown. The FDA recommends that people do not purchase or consume any flavor of Diamond Shruumz brand chocolate bars, cones or gummies in stores or online locations.

As of June 18, 26 patients had been identified. The sick people live in 16 states. Sixteen of those who sought medical attention have been hospitalized.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms reported by patients include:

  • To attack
  • Decreased level of consciousness
  • Respiratory failure
  • Nausea
  • Vomit
  • Stomach ache
  • Hallucinations
  • Uncontrolled movements
  • Abnormal heart rate (for example, too fast or too slow)
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Excessive sweating or discharge
  • Red skin

The FDA has contacted the company about a possible voluntary recall, but these discussions are still ongoing.

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