Attorney General Jay Nixon is welcoming news of the Food and Drug Administration’s ban of ephedra-based products. The FDA ban marks the first time U.S. officials have blocked the sale of an over-the-counter nutritional supplement. Nixon says it’s a good move because ephedra is not proven to aid in weight loss, even though makers of ephedra-based products claim it does. Nixon has already acted on his concern over ephedra. Earlier this year, his office sued MuscleTech Research and Development, the manufacturer of the ephedra-based product, Hydroxycut. Nixon says consumers must be protected from harmful products and deceptive advertising.
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