Ban on Ephedra May be Lifted
In this article from KSL, it talks about how the once-popular drug ephedra may be ruled safe by the FDA after a year of being banned from the market. After being linked to 155 deaths, the FDA decided in a court case to take it off the market, but now ephedra supporters are saying the court ruling was invalid and they want the courts to take another look at the case. This drug was linked to the death of the Baltimore Orioles' pitching prospect, Steve Bechler. So why would the FDA consider bringing back a harmful drug if it is known to kill? Maybe they made adjustments on it, but I don't think I would take a weight loss pill that had that kind of history.
Posted by Fred at 4/14/2005 09:18:00 PM