Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -24

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Dr. Edina Hall Date/Time 2003-03-04 12:40:11
Organization Northwest Medical Center
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments It angers me to think that it took the death of a popular athlete to bring the Ephedra issue to light again. During my pharmacy residency I met a 28 year old in our CHF clinic who admitted to years of abusing dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids. He now awaits a heart transplant. I realize that in my experience it is a n=1, however, I do not believe that the benefits of having these products available outweight the risks. There are safer methods of loosing weight (reduction in caloric intake and exercise) and there is no health benefit to improving athletic performance. Please seriously consider removing these products from the market.




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