New York’s Age Restrictions On Weight Loss, Sports Supplement Sales Fail To Fly
Banning Sales To Minors Still Could Have Wings To Pass There, Other States
New York legislation to restrict sales of weight loss and sports nutrition supplements to minors failed without reaching a vote before the end of the session. But the proposal will continue to be a challenge for industry in New York as well as around the country.
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