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Former baseball player Jose Canseco, who has admitted to using steroids, speaks out against supplements. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Former baseball player Jose Canseco, who has admitted to using steroids, speaks out against supplements. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Lawmakers seek ban of DMAA fitness supplement

A push to ban the fitness supplement DMAA brought a sports hero to the capitol along with parents who say they lost their son to the substance.

Senate co-leader Jeff Klein is pressing to ban the performance enhancing supplement DMAA, also known as Jack 3 D in New York, saying it causes dangerous conditions like rapid heart beat, a spike in blood pressure, and in some cases, death from stroke or heart attack.  Go to full article
North Country seniors give Glaxo the "Tums Down" in Potsdam.
North Country seniors give Glaxo the "Tums Down" in Potsdam.

NY Seniors Want Cheaper Drugs, Boycott Glaxo

As the cost of prescription drugs skyrockets, senior citizens who need them to survive are increasingly looking North. The Canadian International Pharmacy Association estimates more than a million Americans bought their drugs in Canada last year. They can cost a third the price of the same drug sold in the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is vowing to crack down on the practice. One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline, has stopped selling to Canadian pharmacies that do business with Americans. In response, senior citizen groups across the country are boycotting some of Glaxo's products. David Sommerstein reports on one such protest in Potsdam.  Go to full article

Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices

Governor Howard Dean has signed into law an initiative that makes Vermont the first state in the nation to require pharmaceutical companies to disclose their marketing practices. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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