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Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements
Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements

An amphetamine-like compound that has never been tested in humans is present in a range of popular diet pills and sports supplements, a study in a pharmacological journal has found. The substance, known as BMPEA, is found in products advertised as containing Acacia rigidula, a shrub native to Texas. In fact, the study said, BMPEA can only be produced synthetically, is not listed on labels, and its health risks are unknown. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis, said the Food and Drug Administration discovered the presence of BMPEA in dietary supplements in 2013 but failed to warn consumers or order its removal. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Contaminated...

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