Feds seize supplements containing ephedrine

March 6, 2006

At the request of the FDA, U.S. marshals seized dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids at facilities operated by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals in Norcross, Ga. The marshals seized more than 200 cases of finished product sold as Lipodrene, Stimerex-ES, and Betadrene, more than 200 boxes of bulk tablets, and nine 25-kilo drums of ephedrine alkaloid raw material.

Feds seize supplements containing ephedrine

At the request of the FDA, U.S. marshals seized dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids at facilities operated by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals in Norcross, Ga. The marshals seized more than 200 cases of finished product sold as Lipodrene, Stimerex-ES, and Betadrene, more than 200 boxes of bulk tablets, and nine 25-kilo drums of ephedrine alkaloid raw material. Hi-Tech had previously sued to stop the FDA from enforcing a 2004 rule that dietary supplements with ephedrine alkaloids are adulterated. The suit is still pending in U.S. District Court.

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