FDA Closes Another Business Smuggling Drugs From China As Dietary Ingredients
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Importer Pure Assay Ingredients, owners Lynn Chau and Bao Luu charged in seven-count indictment with conspiring to deceive US Customs with stimulants labeled as melatonin, sucralose or other dietary ingredients. Also charged are two Chinese citizens who worked for Pure Assay in Chengdu, China, to bring the illegal substances to the US.
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