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LAPD admits no kava found in "fX Rush."

  The Los Angeles Police Department acknowledged that chemical analysis revealed no kava in "fX Rush", the product that allegedly led to the hospitalization of 50 people after a New Year's Eve "rave." The police seized numerous vials of the product, which listed kava as the main ingredient. Test results showed that fX Rush contained caffeine and a chemical called 1,4 butanediol, which is converted into the central nervous system depressant gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB) after ingestion. Neither of these chemicals were listed on the label. Kava manufacturer Kava Kompani may file a lawsuit protesting the misrepresentation of the herb in the incident. On January 3, FDA sent a warning letter to Biolife Bioproducts of Excondido, CA, distributor of the fX products.  
  Natural Foods Merchandiser, March and April, 1997.
F-D-C Reports -- "The Tan Sheet,"
January 20, 1997.
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