Consumer Health Fraud Didn’t Start With COVID-19, Senators And Witnesses Say At Hearing
“Dietary supplements are among the most poorly regulated consumer products,” CSPI policy director tells Senate Manufacturing, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee. Ranking member Blumenthal says scams won’t end soon. “We’re six months into this pandemic with no end in sight.”
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