FDA Using “All Available Tools” To Remove DMAA From Market
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
FDA issues a consumer warning about the potentially lethal effects of DMAA, and promises to use “all available tools at its disposal to ensure the dietary supplements containing” the stimulant “are no longer distributed and available for sale.”
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