FDA orders review of workout supplements, energy drinks in market in wake of Ravena ban
Kiefer ravena has been banned from basketball activities for 18 months. Marlo Cueto

THE Food and Drug Administration has ordered a review of all pre-workout supplements and energy drinks in the market following the Fiba suspension of Philippine national player Kiefer Ravena.

FDA is mandated by RA 9711 or the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009 to ensure the safety, efficacy, purity, and quality of food products, medicines, cosmetics and medical devices.

Ravena was handed an 18-month suspension after testing positive for three prohibited substances that he claims were part of an over-the-counter pre-workout drink.

FDA Director General Nela Charade G. Puno ordered the review.

“I will immediately direct a thorough review of these products to protect the health and fitness conscious public,” said Puno in a statement.

“The FDA will appreciate the help and cooperation of Kiefer Ravena on this.”

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