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Nu Skin claims for chromium picolinate, L-carnitine draw FTC consent order.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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NU SKIN CHROMIUM PICOLINATE "BURNS" FAT, ENERGY CLAIMS DRAW FTC CHARGE that the Provo, Utah-based multi-level sales firm is making claims for its dietary supplement products without adequate substantiation. Under a proposed consent agreement entered in Salt Lake City, Utah federal court Aug. 8, Nu Skin will pay a $1.5 mil. civil penalty for violations of a 1994 Federal Trade Commission order that the company must have "competent and reliable scientific evidence" for its product claims. The 1994 charges relate to claims for a baldness treatment, a wrinkle lotion and a skin treatment product.

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