Concern over banned stimulant

Fifty adverse events associated with the use of dimethylamylamine (DMAA), an amphetamine-like substance found in bodybuilding and weight-loss supplements, were reported to the NSW Poisons Information Centre between 2009 and 2012, with 29 reported in 2012 alone.

Jared Brown, senior poisons specialist at the centre, told MO that five calls about DMAA-associated adverse events were received after the TGA ban in August last year. 

He said the Australian ban, together with international moves to ban DMAA,

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