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DSEA “Just Like Me” Funding Shifts, Features Added

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance is changing its paid advertising campaign to promote the industry - including cutting costs by nearly half and allowing participating firms to offers coupons to consumers - to adjust to the loss of support from the largest backer, Leiner Health Products

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