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Sport Supplement High School Education Program Urged In California Bill

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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All secondary schools in California would be required to instruct students on the effects of performance-enhancing substances under a state bill recently introduced by Sen. Jackie Speier (D)

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California bill

Measure that would prohibit sale of supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids, creatine, andro, DHEA or pregnenolone to children under 18, require specific label warnings set for Senate approps committee hearing May 13. SB 1750, introduced by Sen. Jackie Speier (D), passed HHS committee April 25 by 7-1 vote, despite opposition from industry groups including CHPA, NNFA, EEC, who claim bill would impose unnecessary, burdensome requirements on marketers. Separate Speier bill (SB 1562) passed education committee April 30 by 11-0 count, also will be heard by approps committee May 13. Measure, which faces no industry resistance, would require school districts to educate grades 7-12 on effects of performance enhancing substances, weight-loss products (1"The Tan Sheet" March 11, 2002, p. 10)...

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Ephedrine alkaloid-containing dietary supplements would be prohibited from sale to people under 18 and limited to "behind-the-counter" distribution under a bill introduced by freshman Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) Oct. 9.

Ephedra, Andro, Creatine Easy Access, Lack Of Safety Data Cited By CR

The lack of stringent FDA regulation of performance-enhancing dietary supplements is "inherently unfair to kids," Consumers Union exec Charlotte Baecher asserted during a briefing May 14.

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