Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -203

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Matt Ferguson Date/Time 2003-03-10 23:14:17
Organization Bastyr University
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I am a licensed acupuncturist in washington state. I would be happy to see ephedrine alkaloids banned as an over the counter product. But I think practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine which includes licensed acupuncturists be allowed to use th e herb as a food supplement in its whole plant form as it has been used traditionally for 1000 years. Which does not include weight loss or athletic performance enhancement. It is usualy used for difficulty breathing in small amount in well balanced formulations. Sincerely Matt Ferguson L.Ac.

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