Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -992

Accepted - Volume 322

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Joe Sansone Date/Time 2003-03-30 21:01:17
Organization IRS
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments > I am a consumer of dietary supplements and I am concerned with the way > the media seems to be distorting the truth about ephedra products. > > I know many people who needed to lose weight and who were helped by > ephedra products. While there have been a very few adverse reactions, > as there will be to any food, ephedra products are much safer than > many other consumer health care products, for example, aspirin-type > products that kill thousands of people each year. > > Of course, there should be a strong warning label on these products, > but, there does not appear to be any significant or unreasonable risk > of harm, especially when we consider how much harm obesity causes. > > The combination of ephedra and caffeine has helped millions of people > over the past decade, while the record shows that a handful of people, > probably abusing the products, may have been harmed. Therefore, please > do not ban ephedra. If you are going to ban ephedra then you would have to in the very least ban tobacco. Any other approach would be hypocrital and irresponsible by your agency.

EC -992