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Amphetamine-like compound found in dietary supplements

8:01 PM, Nov. 18, 2013
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For the second time in recent weeks, scientists have found a "non-natural" amphetamine-like compound in dietary supplements - yet federal regulators have issued no warnings to consumers about the ingredient.

Tests of 21 supposedly all-natural supplements by U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists found nine products that contain the compound, according to their findings published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis.

All 21 of the supplements list an ingredient called Acacia rigidula, which is a bushy plant found in Texas and Mexico. The FDA scientists ...

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