FDA acts to seize ephedra-containing supplements


At the request of the FDA, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon filed complaints for forfeiture against Nature's Treat Energy Plus #1, a dietary supplement that contains ephedra, an herbal source of ephedrine alkaloids. The supplement is distributed by Nature's Treat, Gainesville, Texas, and ACD Distributing LLC of Eugene, Ore. Ephedrine alkaloids are adrenaline-like stimulants that can have potentially dangerous effects on the heart.

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