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Illinois Governor Signs Ban on Ephedra Supplement

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Illinois Governor Signs Ban on Ephedra Supplement

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Illinois Governor Signs Ban on Ephedra Supplement

Illinois Governor Signs Ban on Ephedra Supplement

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Illinois becomes the first state to ban the sale of the controversial diet supplement ephedra. Under the new law, anyone caught selling ephedra will face up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. But the parents of a teenager who died after taking the supplement push for harsher measures. Hear NPR's Joseph Shapiro.