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April 15, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after taking the over-the-counter sleeping aid L-tryptophan, schoolteacher Betsy DiRosa began suffering skin blotches, joint and muscle cramps, tingling in her arms and legs, even damage to her heart and lungs. The symptoms remain with DiRosa and with thousands of other victims of L-tryptophan, which was lifted from shelves across the country in 1989 and is now the focal point of about 1,500 lawsuits brought by victims of the debilitating disease EMS, for which L-tryptophan is blamed.
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April 15, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after taking the over-the-counter sleeping aid L-tryptophan, schoolteacher Betsy DiRosa began suffering skin blotches, joint and muscle cramps, tingling in her arms and legs, even damage to her heart and lungs. The symptoms remain with DiRosa and with thousands of other victims of L-tryptophan, which was lifted from shelves across the country in 1989 and is now the focal point of about 1,500 lawsuits brought by victims of the debilitating disease EMS, for which L-tryptophan is blamed.
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