BOULDER, Colo. — Mainstream drug chains seeking to enhance their vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS) presentation could learn a lot from Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. Herbal supplements are a pillar of Pharmaca’s integrative approach, and the products’ sales have been robust, says Don Summerfield, the chain’s co-founder and vice president of integrative medicine. While the retailer
PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings Inc. has reached an agreement with the New York attorney general that restores the full assortment of its Herbal Plus products to all stores in the state. Some of GNC’s Herbal Plus products were part of an investigation of herbal supplements by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who in early
NEW YORK — The New York Attorney General’s Office has sent letters to four manufacturers of dietary supplements requesting information on the ingredients and quality control measures used for their products sold in the state. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent the letters this week to Pharmavite LLC, Nature’s Way Products Inc., NBTY Inc.
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has ordered four retail chains to halt sales of store-brand herbal supplements after tests showed that the products typically don’t contain the ingredients advertised and in many cases were contaminated with unlisted ingredients. “This investigation makes one thing abundantly clear: The old adage ‘buyer beware’ may