Sainah Theodore is suing a Natural Health Food Center in East New York after she claimed a diet pill caused her to argue with strangers, stop her car in the middle of intersections, stab pillows and ultimately land her in a mental hospital. The weight loss pill initially caused her to sleep lightly and eventually resulted in six days of insomnia. Reports state that she sent her mother irrational and aggressive text messages and told a friend she was hearing voices. The pills are said to have been spiked with illegal stimulants that caused her to suffer from insomnia and act bizarrely. “I couldn’t believe all of this happened to me. It was a blur. I had no recollection of my behavior,” (Yaniv, 2014) said Theodore.
In April of 2012, Dr. Oz shared a home remedy for insomnia with his many TV viewers, called the “Knapsack Heated Rice Footsie”. You pour uncooked rice into the toes of a pair of socks, heat them in the microwave, then put the socks on and go to sleep. New Jersey resident, Frank Dietl was watching the show and decided to try the well-known doctor’s at-home remedy. Dietl suffered from neuropathy of the lower extremities as a result of his Diabetes, and sustained second and third degree burns to his feet as a result of Dr. Oz’s advice. Frank Dietl sued the doctor for neglecting his duty to warn viewers of the possible effects of attempting this alternative cure for insomnia. Read More