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State senator seeks crackdown on performance drugs

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A New York state lawmaker wants to ban a popular over-the-counter, muscle-building substance following cyclist Lance Armstrong’s confession of using dangerous supplements to win the Tour de France. The ingredient dimethylamylamine, known as DMAA, is legal and sold in many products performance enhancing drinks and powders and dietary supplements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began reviewing the safety of the supplement often called a natural stimulant in 2012. “Students are being led to believe ...

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