Monday, May 14, 2012

Is the FDA Gambling with Your Health?

How the agency may be using ephedra to remove other beneficial supplements -- and your freedom to use them -- from store shelves.
by Frank Lampe

Conscious Choice, March 2004
Even before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released its final ruling on the herb ephedra, banning it for sale after April 12, the feeding frenzy had begun.

Many see the FDA's action to prohibit the sale of ephedra, or ma huang as it's also known, as the opening salvo of an attack on all supplements, especially botanicals, and the landmark law that protects them, 1994's Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). They fear that if the supplement act is overhauled or rescinded, millions of consumers may be denied access to what are mostly safe, effective and inexpensive wellness enhancers and alternatives to prescription drugs.  Read more…

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