State prosecutors seek congressional probe of herbal supplement industry

April 2, 2015 6:02 AM

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group of 14 attorneys general is asking Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry.

The group is led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has alleged that DNA tests on certain store-brand supplements found none of the herbs on the labels. Industry groups and some consumer advocates have criticized Schneiderman's testing, saying DNA testing is unable to identify highl...

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