Are Herbal Supplements Safe? New York Retailers Face Legal Battle Over Products’ False Claims

February 12, 2015 2:15 PM

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Are Herbal Supplements Safe? New York Retailers Face Legal Battle Over Products’ False Claims

Many of the herbal supplements found on store shelves may not contain the ingredients listed on their labels, a recent investigation of several store-brand-name products in New York has revealed. The research supports a growing body of evidence that the majority of the products available have been adulterated with elements or fillers not included in their descriptions.

Four retailers in New York agreed Thursday to pull certain dietary supplements from their stores after the state’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, threatened legal action for selling products found to be bogus. Earlier DNA tests of the supplements detected none of the plant materials listed on ...

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