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CVS discontinues ephedra

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Chain drugstore will remove all ephedra-containing product inventory from its 4,100 stores beginning Aug. 1 and instead offer more ephedra-free items "to continue meeting the weight-loss needs of its customers," firm says July 11. Although CVS believes ephedra products are safe when used as directed, it decided to halt sales of the herbal because "several communities where we have stores [are] taking steps to ban products with ephedra." Illinois has banned the ingredient and New York, California have legislation pending (1"The Tan Sheet" May 26, 2003, In Brief)...

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