Durbin’s DoD Supplement Proposal Could Be ‘Back Door’ To Pre-market Approval Rule
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The Illinois senator proposes an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would require third-party verification for supplements sold at any commissary or other retail store operating on a DoD installation.
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