Utah Couple Sues Over Ephedra-based Supplement

Utah Couple Sues Over Ephedra-based Supplement

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Utah couple is filing a lawsuit claiming an ephedra-based supplement is to blame for a stroke and bad health the man suffered after taking it.

Scott and Angie Walker filed the lawsuit Monday against Connecticut-based companies Unique Nutrition Corporation and Sportika Domestic Corporation. It also names Utah-based Supplement Warehouse and two Unique Nutrition officers as defendants.

The couple claim 33-year-old Scott Walker suffered a stroke and a seizure March 31 after using an ephedra and caffeine dietary supplement made by Unique Nutrition, packaged by Sportika and sold by Supplement Warehouse.

The Walkers are asking for unspecified monetary damages for Scott Walker's bad health following the stroke.

An F-D-A ban on ephedra in dietary supplements went into effect April 12.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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