Further research is needed into ephedra alternatives, said US Food
and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark McClellan yesterday,
singling out bitter orange, aristolochic acid and usnic acid as
those with high potential risks.
A single dose of a dietary supplement containing ephedra and
caffeine can increase blood pressure and cause changes that have
the potential to affect heart rhythms, shows a new study by
Canada's medicines body has released information on the adverse
reactions caused by herbal medicines, in a reminder to health
professionals and consumers of the procedure for reporting adverse
events under the new Natural Health...
Forthcoming European legislation on health claims could pose a
roadblock to rapid market expansion of polyphenols, the plant-based
antioxidants gaining increasing attention for their
disease-fighting actions, warns a new report.
A conference geared for executives in the dietary supplement
industry has scheduled a speaker from FDA to take questions on many
of the currently pending regulatory issues, such as GMPs and
ephedra, expected to reach conclusion in...