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Acacia rigidula supplements still containing stimulant found on market

Posted 09 April 2015

WASHINGTON | By Toni Clarke

(Reuters) – More than two years after U.S. health regulators discovered an amphetamine-like stimulant in dietary supplements containing Acacia rigidula, products containing the substance remain on the market, a study has found.

The study, published in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis and made public on Tuesday, found the stimulant beta-methylphenylethylamine, or BMPEA, in more than half of 21 brands of Acacia rigidula supplements purchased a year after the discovery by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The study and preparation of the report took another year.

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