Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -140

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Robin Friedman Date/Time 2003-03-08 10:06:23
Organization Boston Wellness
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I have been taking a supplement with ephedra for 4 years. Initially I took the product for it's weight loss benefits and did lose 40 pounds and several pant sizes. Since that time I have continued to take the product for its myriad of other benefits, including combatting the oxidation process of age and processed foods. Over the four years I have introduced hundreds of other people to this product, including my parents, my spouse, my extended family and friends - all of whom have had stellar results with NO adverse health effects. I believe it is our sovereign right to choose, based on knowledge and fact, alternative sources to drugs and health care. It is a well documented fact that prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in this country and that obesity is a tremendous factor in all sorts of death and disease. If the government was truly concerned about the health and well being of the public it would ban tobacco and alcohol sales - but that brings in too much revenue doesn't it?! It is the FDA's job to educate and sift fact from fiction - not to propagate false data to suit the desires of the deep pocketed pharmaceutical companies. You have no right to tell me that I can not take products that are safe, effective and natural!

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