NFL Sued By Formulated Sciences Over League’s Banned Products List
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Formulated Sciences Incorporated has filed a lawsuit against the National Football League and its Players Association alleging the league mistakenly includes the firm on its list of companies that manufacture banned products, specifically ephedra supplements
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