More Ephedra Found, Sibutramine Crime In Texas: Health And Wellness Industry News
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
MusclMasster recalls Al-Er-G after FDA officials discovered during a recent inspection it contained ephedra. The use of sibutramine in products marketed as supplements led to a Texas man's conviction on a criminal count of possessing a controlled substance.
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