Ephedra and Energy Drinks on Colleges Campuses

By D. A. Kapner

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned ephedra as an energy enhancer and diet aid, effective 12 April 2004. Before being banned, ephedra was marketed largely to college athletes. This Infofacts/Resources provides background on the ban and also describes the use of ephedra and energy drinks on college campuses, possible effects of their use, and recommendations for institutions of higher education.

Published by: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Order Info

Price: Free
(4 pp.)