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Herbal Ecstacy "safe," "no side effect" claims will be halted under FTC settlement.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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HERBAL ECSTACY "SAFE", "NO SIDE EFFECTS" CLAIMS WILL BE HALTED under a settlement agreement between the Federal Trade Commission and Venice, Calif.-based Global World Media Corp. and its owner, Sean Shayan, announced July 29. All future advertising and promotions for the ephedra (ma huang)-containing dietary supplement must be truthful and warn consumers of the potentially serious side effects associated with ephedra, the settlement states. Global Media and Shayan also have agreed to "refrain from promoting Ecstacy or any similar product for its mind-altering effects in media with a predominant youth audience" (50% or more under age 21).

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