Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -7

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Dr. Daniel Postellon Date/Time 2003-03-03 13:44:24
Organization DeVos Children's Hospital
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments I would like to see ephedra banned entirely. It is a health risk for obese teenagers, who are already at risk for developing hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ephedra accentuates this risk. It is difficult to get children to avoid this toxic substance, when it is freely available over the counter. This substance has already been banned by several sports organizations. It is about time that it is totally banned by the US government. I am board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology, and I consider ephedra to be a health threat for my patient population.




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