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Unformatted text preview: FDA banned the sale of ephedra­containing supplements in 2004. Ephedra is widely used by athletes, despite a lack of evidence that it enhances athletic performance. Ephedra may also be used as a Ephedra may also be used as a precursor in the illicit manufacture of methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is easily “cooked up” in home laboratories using pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, the active ingredients in over­the­ counter drugs such as Sudafed and Contac. omplementary and Alternative Medicine omplementary and Alternative Medicine Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard medical care. Alternative medicine means treatments that you use instead of standard ones. Complementary medicine means nonstandard treatments that you use along with standard ones. Examples of CAM therapies are acupuncture, chiropractic and herbal medicines. Herbal Medicine Herbal Medicine (Botanicals, Phytotherapy) An herb is a plant or plant part used for its scen...
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