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FDA Ephedra Proposal "Sound Science" Requirement Added To House Budget

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FDA "shall not proceed" with its ephedra rulemaking "without using sound science to assure strict compliance with the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act" and without using adverse events reports in a "manner consistent with previous rulemakings and agency policy," a House budget bill amendment states. The amendment was offered by Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) at the House Appropriations/ Agriculture Subcommittee's May 13 mark-up of the Agriculture appropriations bill. The full committee is tentatively scheduled to mark up the bill May 19.
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