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Hill expands ephedra investigation

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Former Yellow Jackets manufacturer NVE Pharmaceuticals is latest firm to receive House Energy & Commerce Committee letter as part of its ongoing ephedra investigation. Correspondence, sent April 21, asks NVE President Robert Occhifinto to disclose information on its marketing practices and AEs related to sale of Yellow Jackets. Committee also recently expanded its inquiry to include PediaLean children's weight-loss supplement (1"The Tan Sheet" April 14, 2003, p. 4). Yellow Jackets and NVE were the subject of an FDA investigation and concurrent Senate subcommittee hearing in October 2002 (2"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 14, 2002, p. 6). Firm has until May 5 to respond...

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