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ephedrine

i fed rin

  • n  white odorless powdered or crystalline alkaloid from plants of the genus Ephedra (especially Ephedra sinica) or made synthetically; used as a bronchodilator to treat bronchitis and asthma

  • Archer reversed himself because of the ephedrine industry's strong opposition and its threats of litigation, his spokesman said.
  • Products with ephedrine had in the previous five years been linked to eight deaths and more than 1,400 health problems in Texas alone.
  • An amphetamine-like stimulant derived from a Chinese herb, ephedrine was widely used for weight loss, but it seemed to pose serious health risks.
News & Articles

  • Manchester slow walks local ban on cold pills
    MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — At least one southern Middle Tennessee city wants to learn more before passing a local ordinance on cold medicine. Over the counter remedies containing ephedrine and pseudo-ephedrine are used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. While several cities in Tennessee have passed local restrictions on purchases, the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly ...
    Aug. 5, 2013 - WDEF Chattanooga
  • Manchester wary of meth precursor ordinance
    As more Tennessee municipalities pass ordinances requiring a doctor’s prescription for pseudoephedrine-based cold medicine, Manchester, Tenn., officials and a state advisory service are casting a wary eye on the new rules.
    Aug. 5, 2013 - Chattanooga Times Free Press
Quotes

  • Dr Andrew von Eschenbach in FDA.gov
    FDA continues to warn consumers to avoid consumption of dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids,said Andrew von Eschenbach, MD, Acting FDA Commissioner. "We will continue to do all we can to protect the public health against...
  • Scott Burns in Arkansas News
    Now that Mexico has limited the amount of ephedrine that can be imported into Mexico, more ephedrine is being imported into the United States and then taken south across the border, manufactured into methamphetamine and then (brought) back into the... Janet Napolitano http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Napolitano&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEJ5OpkXElQ2lvrEP3dkBmYee88UQ Yuma Sun http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.yumasun.com/news/border_36708___article_news.html/napolitano_mexico.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFhvfKOGsAOTDg8HPtEQRKTkSM2fQ Sep 24, 2007 33630 42893 ephedrine On a federal level we're trying to what individual states cannot," Burns said. "We know their are approximately nine companies that make .......... ephedrine and there is an obligation by the federal government to try and stop the flow of...

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