In 2015, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, state authorities began to critically examine the dietary supplement industry.
State attorneys general are likely to continue to play an active role in policing the industry through their authority to enforce unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) statutes.
In this episode, Josh Long, INSIDER’s legal and regulatory editor, and former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, discuss:
- The interests of state attorneys general in dietary supplements;
- The investigations into supplements by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman;
- A lawsuit filed by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum; and
- Gansler’s role, as outside counsel for the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), in educating attorneys general on regulations governing the industry.
Links and Resources:
Lawsuit: Oregon AG Lawsuit Against GNC
INSIDER Blog: In Oregon AG Lawsuit, GNC Says Legality of Ingredients in Dispute
INSIDER Blog: Amid States’ Scrutiny, Dietary Supplement Industry Retains Former Maryland AG