FDA launches review on DUST energy drinks
The Food and Drug Administration said it will conduct an immediate review of the workout and energy drinks which were allegedly the cause for athlete Kiefer Ravena’s suspension.
The drink was reportedly branded as “DUST.”
“I will immediately direct a thorough review of these products to protect the health and fitness conscious public,” FDA Director General Nela Charade Puno was quoted in The Philippine Star.
A random drug examination showed that Ravena tested positive for three substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency — namely Higenamine, 1,3-Dimethylbutylamine and 4-Methylhexan-2-amine.
Ravena said he does not take drugs. Instead, he attributed his failed drug test to his intake of a pre-workout drink before a game last February 25.
The FIBA barred Ravena from playing for international competitions for 18 months. The athlete was supposed to play for Gilas’ games in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.