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Feb. 4 congressional letter to pediatric appetite suppressant marketer Dynamic Health Products marks expansion of House Energy & Commerce/Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee inquiry into dietary supplements aimed at children. Letter from Chairman James Greenwood (R-Penn.) follows previous correspondence. Greenwood notes the company previously said Pedia Loss is no longer publicly available, yet the product is still offered on the firm's 1website. Greenwood requests DHP provide records on development, marketing and any adverse events. The subcommittee previously targeted Skinny Pill for Kids. A separate investigation by the subcommittee into ephedra culminated in high-profile hearings which reignited the debate on the adequacy of protections under DSHEA (2"The Tan Sheet" July 28, 2003, p. 5)...

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