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Medicine: Ephedra #722852

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Elizabeth Kaledin) The FDA’s proposal that the herbal stimulant Ephedra should carry warnings that it can cause heart attacks, strokes or death featured; details given about the government’s goal of banning the drug. [Secretary of Health & Human Services Tommy THOMPSON†, FDA Commissioner Mark McCLELLAN†- cite concerns about Ephedra.] [Former FDA scientist Bill OBERMEYER†- notes the difficulty in getting a ban on the drug.] [Ephedra Education Council Wes SIEGNER†- says people who need Ephedra for weight loss will still have access.]

Rather, Dan;
Kaledin, Elizabeth

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