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FTC targets child supplement claims

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Manufacturers of dietary supplements carrying health claims for children "can expect to see more [advertising regulatory] activity in this area" in the near future, Federal Trade Commission Associate Director for Advertising Practices Mary Engle says at American Herbal Products Association members breakfast Sept. 4. Engle attributes "grave concern" in Congress about dietary supplement advertising to children as spurring likely upcoming FTC actions. The House Energy & Commerce/Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee discussed legislation to give FDA more access to dietary supplement safety information and greater leniency to protect consumers from potentially unsafe products at July 23 meeting (1"The Tan Sheet" July 28, 2003, p. 3)...

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