A federal appeals court has overturned a Utah ruling that
challenged the FDA ban on products containing weight loss and
sports performance herbal ephedra, making it more unlikely than
ever that the US market for the ingredient will...
A question mark has been hanging over the legality of ephedra for
more than a year, since a Utah court threw open to debate the FDA's
2004 final ruling banning the herbal. Now with the hearing of FDA's
appeal just one week...
Newly-issued standard reference materials for the quality control
of ephedra are still relevant, says the National Institute of
Standards and Technology's (NIST) - despite the plant having been
banned by FDA in 2004.
The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday it was intensifying
its efforts to ensure that any manufacturers still selling dietary
supplements containing the banned substance ephedra would be
Direct mail marketers have agreed to pay $2.2 million in consumer
redress and to stop certain deceptive advertising practices to
settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false and
unsubstantiated claims for weight loss...