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Ephedra Ban Sparks Debate over Supplement Rules

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Ephedra Ban Sparks Debate over Supplement Rules

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Ephedra Ban Sparks Debate over Supplement Rules

Ephedra Ban Sparks Debate over Supplement Rules

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The Bush administration's decision to ban sales of the herbal stimulant ephedra prompts calls for changes to the way dietary supplements are regulated. Many lawmakers want to revamp a 1994 law that limits the Food and Drug Administration's oversight of the supplement industry. Supplement makers say the FDA already has enough authority. Hear NPR's Joe Shapiro.

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