Ephedra Makers Enjoy Powerful Capitol Hill Ties Despite the growing number of reports tying the use of ephedra to illnesses and deaths, the federal government has yet to ban the herbal supplement. A powerful congressional lobby has helped protect ephedra manufacturers from efforts to ban or more strictly regulate its use. NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports.
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Ephedra Makers Enjoy Powerful Capitol Hill Ties

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Ephedra Makers Enjoy Powerful Capitol Hill Ties

Ephedra Makers Enjoy Powerful Capitol Hill Ties

Ephedra Makers Enjoy Powerful Capitol Hill Ties

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Despite the growing number of reports tying the use of ephedra to illnesses and deaths, the federal government has yet to ban the herbal supplement. A powerful congressional lobby has helped protect ephedra manufacturers from efforts to ban or more strictly regulate its use. NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports.