Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012 DMAA News: DMAA - A "party pill" in NZ - Banned

While the FDA just sits there and watches others like the DoD take action on DMAA, countries are deciding to take action. Wouldn't it be refreshing if that happened here?

In New Zealand:  Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has announced a common ingredient in party pills is being banned and should be off the market in early April.

The Temporary Class Drug Notice has been placed on DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), which will be the 21st substance banned under last year’s drug law amendments. 

Mr Dunne says DMAA, which has been linked to increased blood pressure, headaches and vomiting, is “the first substance other than a synthetic cannabinoid to be banned using the temporary notices”.

“I think this decision demonstrates the wider use of Temporary Class Drug Notices to protect the health and well being of New Zealanders… it is not just about party pills and synthetic cannabis.”

The notice means that all products containing DMAA will effectively be banned, and must be removed from shelves and no longer sold over the internet in New Zealand from April 9.

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/DMAA-latest-party-pill-substance-to-get-ban/tabid/423/articleID/245691/Default.aspx#ixzz1qLZic4U2