Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -202

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Alisha Henri Date/Time 2003-03-10 21:11:17
Organization FireLight Creations
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Having used ephedra-containing products without difficulty (since I followed the directions!), I DO NOT believe additional regulation would be helpful in guiding consumers. Having worked in the medical field for more than 30 years as an adjunctive assistant, I am well aware that people tend to think more of a product is better ... many people I know continue to dose themselves with more than the recommended dosage of pharmaceutically prescribed medications, as well as other over-the-counter drugs and supplements. Since people will continue this misuage of any product, whether possibly harmful or not, I believe that any further recommendation of ephedra-containing supplements will be useless and complicate their use by people, such as me, who use them properly. People MUST learn to take responsibility for their misuse. The present warning labels on ephedra-containing products ARE more than sufficient. Thank you for this opportunity to express my opinion. Alisha Henri

EC -202