The industry is facing increased pressure after last week's
coroner's report which found that an ephedra dietary supplement
contributed to the death of Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Steve
Bechler last month.
Following a new review on the safety of ephedra, the FDA has
announced a series of actions which may tighten laws on the
marketing of herb in supplements. Industry bodies have confirmed
their support for the moves, which do not yet...
The ephedra industry is attempting to reassure consumers of the
safety of the herb, taken to aid weight-loss, after reports in the
national press last week linked ephedra supplements to the death of
baseball player Steve Bechler.
Taking ephedra is 200 times more risky than taking many other
commonly used herbs combined, report US researchers who pitted the
reported side effects of the controversial weight-loss supplement
against those of herbs such as gingko...
An industry body has sent a letter, signed by a number of
physicians, to the Department of Health and Human Services calling
for the continued sale of ephedra supplements and federal labeling
standards to protect the market for ephedra.
An organisation supporting ephedra manufacturers yesterday released
a report containing more than 55 clinical studies backing the
herb's safety and weight loss benefits - the report found no
significant adverse effects were caused...
It looks like the case for ephedra supplements could be on a
downhill slide towards a nationwide ban, as a federal court finds
Metabolife supplements responsible for strokes and cardiac injuries
in four people. The attorney investigating...
A new study on the controversial weight-loss supplement ephedra
contradicts previous allegations that the herb can have dangerous
effects on cardiac health. The study comes at a time when several
states are trying to ban products...
The Ephedra Education Council (EEC) has responded to yesterday's
news that as many as one third of the US population now suffers
from obesity with a statement promoting the safety and efficacy of
the dietary supplement ephedra.
A medical expert has said that the recent calls to review the
herbal supplement ephedra are "unfounded". Dr Steven Karch claimed
that the health reports logged by Metabolife contain 'insubstantial
The US Food and Drug Administration was put under pressure this
week when a US senator attacked the department for refusing to move
on legislation on the herbal supplement ephedra. Trade bodies still
insist however that the herb can...