Healthy INSIDER Podcast 17: Former Maryland AG Comments on NYAG Probe, States Interest in Dietary Supplements

State attorneys general are expected to continue to play an active role in policing the dietary supplement industry through their authority to enforce unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) statutes.

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:

NYAG Press Release: A.G. Schneiderman Asks Major Retailers To Halt Sales Of Certain Herbal Supplements As DNA Tests Fail To Detect Plant Materials Listed On Majority Of Products Tested

INSIDER Blog: GNC, NY Attorney General Reach Agreement on Herbal Supplements

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

Got feedback? Email Josh Long at josh.long@informa.com, or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERpodcast

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