Thread: Ephedra Ban Lifted????
04-14-2005, 02:30 PM #1
Ephedra Ban Lifted????
Judge Strikes Down FDA Ban on Ephedra
By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press Writer
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge Thursday struck down the FDA ban on ephedra, the once-popular weight-loss aid that was yanked from the market after it was linked to dozens of deaths.
The judge ruled in favor of a Utah company that challenged the Food and Drug Administration's ban. Utah-based Nutraceutical claimed in its lawsuit that ephedra "has been safely consumed" for hundreds of years.
Supplements that included ephedra have been widely used for weight loss and bodybuilding, but have linked to 155 deaths, including that of Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Steve Bechler. The FDA ordered the substance off the market in April 2004.
Judge Tena Campbell's ruling sends the matter back to the FDA "for further rulemaking consistent with the court's opinion" and keeps the agency from enforcement action against the companies.
FDA officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Company president Bruce Hough said the decision is about "protecting the public's access to safe and effective dietary supplements."
04-14-2005, 02:44 PM #2
hmmm, when was this writted?
04-14-2005, 02:45 PM #3
I seen this on another board as well. It was linked to MSNBC. I hope like hell it get lifted completely......JC
04-14-2005, 02:50 PM #4Member
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yeah I just read this, good stuff!
04-14-2005, 02:51 PM #5
04-15-2005, 12:26 AM #6
Holy crap.. the first reasonable thing to happen in .. UTAH??? ( my hometown!!!)
04-15-2005, 12:27 AM #7
Saw it on the news tonight.
04-18-2005, 04:00 PM #8Associate Member
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i was wondering the same thing when i went to my gas station and saw it, at first i thought there was a catch. Then i went to another gas station in another town a few weeks later and saw more up close that it actually was ephedrine. I think i even saw the real mini-thins. I am gonna go pick some of those bastards up. Sweet
04-28-2005, 04:24 PM #9
I just bought some at the supplement shop, the guy usually hide them under the counter but now they where shown on the counter, bought some 8mg tabs.
They work real good.
04-28-2005, 05:36 PM #10
Vasopro was never banned which is 25mg ephedrine hcl.
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