Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -1282

Accepted - Volume 326

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Matthew Greiner Date/Time 2003-04-03 13:45:48
Organization US Coast Guard
Category Other

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I feel that there are a lot of unjust claims about ephedra. The media is partly responsible for blowing this situation out of proportion. This product has been around for centuries and has been proven to be safe and have beneficial results for people that use it wisely. This is basically a witch hunt produced by the media and FDA. There are stronger, deadlier drugs out there that should be in the spotlight and be targeted. Ephedra is not one of them. For starters, try focusing on the problem that exists on our borders. Billions of dollars worth of illegal drugs enter our borders everyday that go unnoticed. Why don't we invest more time and energy solving that problem? How about alcohol? Something that is a regular part of everyone's lives. Look how many lives, relationships, and careers have been ruined by this socially acceptable drug that we all see everyday, think nothing of, and never actually comprehend the damage that it does. Not to forget the physical damge that alcohol does to a person's body. Ephedra has been proven safe in laboratory results again and again. I strongly believe that this product along with many others should remain on the market for those that can use it responsibly. I hope that the FDA can come to this conclusion also. Respectfully, Matthew Greiner

EC -1282