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U.S. Enacts Ephedra Ban

The herbal supplement ephedra is now officially banned in the United States, as a federal judge in New Jersey rejects an appeal to keep the weight-loss aid on the market. Ephedra is the first dietary supplement to be banned nationally. Government studies have linked the substance to heart ailments and deaths. NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports.

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Snigdha Prakash
Pieces by National Desk reporter Snigdha Prakash can be heard on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. The majority of Snigdha's past reports have focused on topics related to entrepreneurship, business, banking and the economy.