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California Banned Supplements Bill Heads For Assembly Floor

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The Council for Responsible Nutrition is lobbying the California state legislature to amend a bill that would create a banned supplements list, according to a recent position paper by the association

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