People who know ephedrine love it or hate it: since the FDA ban, ephedrine has been presented as a natural blessing or as a curse by the mainstream media. Recent bills which further restrict the sale of ephedrine drew the attention of doctors who created a dedicated website, EphedrineWhereToBuy.com.
Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/09/2012 -- A new website, http://ephedrinewheretobuy.com, is online to provide reliable information about ephedrine coming from medical experts, not officials nor vendors.
"We decided to create a dedicated website during a dinner with friends, most of them doctors" says Mike Budd, founder of EphedrineWhereToBuy.com. "The topic was the alarming rise of overweight and obesity in the USA and we were convinced that nothing would come from the pharmaceutical industry in the next ten years. One of us mentioned that a plant could have been a solution, ephedra, and this started the discussion about the FDA ban. After a quick search online for legal aspects, we thought that the situation was totally confusing, and as a team challenge we decided to gather our experience and to provide objective information about ephedrine, not the official position nor the point of view of vendors."
Ephedrine became popular in the USA due to its effectiveness for weight loss, and before the FDA ban, more than 12 million Americans were using it. Since then the number of obese people in the USA has reached an epidemic level (34% of adults and 17% of children) and the total cost of obesity is close to $600 billion annually. The current situation is confusing because ephedrine has been banned for weight loss but not for asthma, cold and allergy treatments. Moreover, the plant ephedra is still legal to purchase and sell. Ephedrine is sold online under various names: pseudoephedrine, ephedrine HCL or even ephedra. In real shops it is even worse: ephedrine can be purchased in convenience stores or pharmacies, over or behind the counter, and in some states on prescription only. Hence the recent bills, which will control the sales of ephedrine though real-time tracking.
"The true motives of the FDA ban are now clearly revealed by these bills: they have nothing to do with safety issues of ephedrine used as bronchodilator, they just aim at drug control because ephedrine can be easily reduced to methamphetamine. Politicians are caught between the need to control ephedrine as precursor and the fact that people don't want to visit their physician to buy cheap treatments for cold and allergy. The compromise is to reduce the legal quantity of ephedrine per month from 9 grams to 7,5 grams. Meth cooks must be desperate", says Budd, smiling. "Will it slow down drug trafficking? Not so sure", Budd adds, "and this deprives overweight people of the benefits of ephedrine used since 5,000 years. This is the reason why we started our website, EphedrineWhereToBuy.com: a place for unbiased information covering all aspects of this controversy about ephedrine, not the point of view of politicians or vendors, but a global approach from medical experts focusing on people first."
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EphedrineWhereToBuy.com (http://ephedrinewheretobuy.com) offers reliable information about ephedrine, this powerful yet controversial fat burner. High-quality content is published by a group of experts, mainly doctors, balancing risks and benefits of ephedrine for weight loss.
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