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Safety of the stimulant ingredient was discussed at a meeting the week of May 30 between FDA and representatives from CRN, NDMA, NNFA, American Herbal Products Association and Utah Natural Products Alliance. NNFA has recommended a voluntary warning label developed by AHPA on ephedrine-containing products. Also discussed were tryptophan, germanium and comfrey products. Ephedrine was the subject of a June 7 "Dateline NBC" segment focusing on two teen- agers hospitalized in Texas and one teen death in Ohio following ingestion of large amounts of ephedrine. Texas has since prohibited ephedrine sales to persons younger than 18 and banned a product called Formula One

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