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dietary supplements

Achieving differentiation in the wellness space

Achieving differentiation in the wellness space

Consumers are shifting from a reactive “health” culture to a proactive “wellness” culture. No longer are they entering pharmacies and drug stores simply to follow up on their doctor’s orders. Now, armed with multiple sources of information — from online resources, friends and family — they’re entering the store looking for solutions to take control

Americans like their vitamins

Americans like their vitamins

Not only do more than two-thirds of Americans take vitamins and dietary supplements, but the vast majority also trusts in them, according to research by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The 2015 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, found that 68% of the more than 2,000 U.S. adults polled

More states join New York’s herbal supplement probe

More states join New York’s herbal supplement probe

NEW YORK — An investigation of the herbal supplements industry by New York’s attorney general has now expanded into a multistate probe. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday announced the formation of a coalition of state attorneys general from Connecticut, Indiana and Puerto Rico to further investigate the herbal supplement industry business practices.

New York attorney general claims chains are selling mislabeled store-brand supplements

NEW YORK — New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has asked Walgreens, Walmart, Target and GNC to stop selling certain store-brand herbal supplements because DNA testing revealed discrepancies with ingredients listed on their labels. Schneiderman said Tuesday that he has sent cease-and-desist letters to the four retailers to halt sales of the supplements —