A common ingredient in ‘party pills’ and some weight loss and sports performance supplements called DMAA ((1,3-dimethylamylamine) is being banned from 9 April 2012.
A Temporary Class Drug Notice has been placed on the substance. DMAA has been linked to a range of health concerns, including increased blood pressure, headaches and vomiting. However, severe cases of cerebral haemorrhage or stroke have also been reported.
All products that contain DMAA effectively become banned from 9 April 2012.
For more information see the announcement by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.
8 March 2012: Temporary Class Drug Notice