Sen. Schumer Joins Campaign to Ban BMPEA and Bring Vendors to Justice

April 13, 2015 12:09 PM

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has backed growing calls for an outright ban on any substance on public sale that contains beta-methylphenethylamine, or BMPEA. Pressure is growing on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take a tougher stance against the use of the compound, which is often passed off as a natural extract despite being wholly laboratory-made and potentially dangerous.

Since the scandal first hit the headlines late last week, countless doctors and healthcare professionals have joined the campaign to get all products containing BMPEA off the shelves for good. Linked with high blood pressure, accelerated heart rates, insomnia and a variety of other health complaints...

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