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Utah Couple Sues Companies Over Ephedra-Based Dietary Supplement

May 26, 2004 | AP

A Utah couple is filing a lawsuit against Connecticut and Utah companies that blames an ephedra-based supplement for a stroke and bad health the man suffered after taking it.

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

The couple claim Scott Walker, 33, 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 have asked for unspecified monetary damages for Scott Walker's bad health following the stroke.

An FDA ban on ephedra in dietary supplements took effect April 12.

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