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Ephedrine settlement

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The family of Peter Schlendorf, a 20 year-old college student who died in March 1996 in Panama City Beach, Fla. from an overdose of an ephedrine-containing product, settles with the manufacturer and distributor, Tempe, Ariz.-based American Supplement Technologies and Alternative Health Research, respectively, for $2.5 mil. The product, Ultimate Xphoria, said to be an alternative to the illegal street drug Ecstacy, is no longer being produced. It also contained caffeine and two MAO-inhibitors, ginkgo biloba and yohimbe, according to Schlendorf's attorney. Litigation with the retailer that sold Schlendorf the product, Alice's White Rabbit, is pending in federal court. After Schlendorf's death, FDA issued a consumer alert warning against using recreational ephedrine-containing products ("The Tan Sheet" April 15, 1996, p. 7)...
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