This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Gov. Gray Davis (D) has until Sept. 30 to sign legislation requiring warning labels on ephedra-containing dietary supplements. The version of AB 2294 that passed the state Assembly and Senate floors is identical to an amended bill that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee Aug. 24 (1"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 28, p. 16). The American Herbal Products Association and its members, which include ephedra supplement marketers Starlight International and Twinlab, rescinded their opposition to the bill Aug. 28. The Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association also have dropped their objections to the bill
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