Senators react to dietary supplements fraud

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WASHINGTON (WTNH)  –  U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Dick Durbin say the Justice Department’s announcement it is pursuing criminal charges against makers and marketers of dietary supplements for fraudulent claims shows how frequently the industry is deceiving consumers.

According to the Senators the Justice Department is going after more than 100 companies for both criminal and civil charges for deceiving the public about the safety, quality, purity, and origin of supplements used daily.

The Senators say “While we are pleased to learn of this unprecedented cooperation among the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug administration and many other federal agencies, news of these actions further supports the need for comprehensive federal regulation to truly protect consumer from both intentional, serious harm and misleading health claims.”

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