AMS Health Sciences Settles Ephedra Suit

Law360, New York (September 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Natural foods company AMS Health Sciences Inc. settled a contentious wrongful-death claim Wednesday stemming from its past sales of ephedra-based products. The lawsuit was the last in a series of claims against AMS over the now-banned herbal product.

The lawsuit, filed in March 2003 in the Oklahoma County District Court, alleged that AMS’ ephedra-based product resulted in the death of Pamela Sue Potter. The exact settlement terms are confidential.

AMS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jerry W. Grizzle said the settlement, which releases the company from all...
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