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Sen. D'Amato considering bill to classify euphoria-producing supplements as drugs.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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SEN. D'AMATO CONSIDERING BILL TO CLASSIFY EUPHORIA-PRODUCING SUPPLEMENTS AS DRUGS in the wake of recent problems associated with ephedrine-containing stimulant products in Florida and New York. Florida is banning the sale of such products, as is New York's Nassau County. As currently written by Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R-N.Y.), the draft bill would amend the FD&C Act to "clarify that any dietary supplement that claims to produce euphoria, heightened awareness or similar mental or psychological effects shall be treated as a drug."

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