STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Dietary Supplement Labeling: How Do You Say 'It's Good For You'? By James M. Jones, Esq.

photo-3 icUendic.S. consumers spent $17 billion on dietary supplements in 2000.1 That's a lot of green tea, ginkgo biloba, and St. John's wort. Now, some consumers are targeting certain supplement makers and suing them to get part of this money back. (More later, on the recent success of one of their number.) Featured in some of these lawsuits are the words and phrases that supplement makers put on the packages that consumers tote home from the health food store.

What supplement manufacturers say about their products and how they say it is the stuff of which ...

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