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FDA Bans Sales of Ephedra

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FDA Bans Sales of Ephedra

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FDA Bans Sales of Ephedra

FDA Bans Sales of Ephedra

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The Food and Drug Administration bans the dietary supplement ephedra because of concerns about its health effects. The herbal weight-loss treatment has been linked to heart problems and strokes. It was cited as a factor in the death of 23-year-old Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler earlier this year. Hear Washington Post reporter Guy Gugliotta.

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