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April 1999 Issue

Court Conquest for Cholestin; New Research Bolsters Evidence of Benefits

In a coup for the dietary supplement industry, a federal judge has ruled that the Food and Drug Administration acted illegally in trying to stop sales of the natural cholesterol-lowering remedy, Cholestin. Last year, the FDA banned the import of Cholestin's main ingredient-red yeast rice powder from China -arguing it was being sold as an unapproved drug, though never questioning its safety. (Red yeast contains a natural substance chemically identical to lovastatin, the

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