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Ephedra Ban #745160

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Don Teague) The FDA’s ban on products containing the herbal supplement Ephedra featured; statement from the makers of Metabolife quoted; details given about Ephedra’s link to adverse events & deaths, including Baltimore Orioles baseball pitcher Steve Bechler & high school football player Sean Riggins††. [Secretary of Health & Human Services Tommy THOMPSON†- says the time to stop using these products is now.] [Public Citizen Dr. Sidney WOLFE†- comments on the FDA’s delay in banning Ephedra.] [Victim’s father Kevin RIGGINS†- says there will be lives saved.] [Ephedra user Renee PASINOL‡- comments on her use of the product.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Teague, Don

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