States’ Restrictions On Sales Of Weight Loss OTCs, Supplements Stalled By Vetoes, Lobbying
States’ efforts on prohibiting sales to minors of OTC diet drugs as well as weight loss and bodybuilding supplements to minors didn’t advance in 2022, setting stage for more showdowns in 2023.
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Age Restriction For Weight-Loss Supplement Sales Vetoed In California But Still In States' Crosshairs
“States need to now take notice and ensure these draconian policies never again see the light of day,” says NPA head Daniel Fabricant. CRN, neutral on restriction passed in California before governor’s veto, urges lawmakers to responsibly balance consumer safety with access to supplements.
Bills awaiting the signature of California and New York governors would set restrictions on sales of diet pills to minors and require a prescription to purchase them in those states.
Agency’s recent responses denying three petitions filed in 2001 by US industry trade groups and in 2002 by pharmaceutical ingredient and chemicals firm explain the changes requested can be proposed in “OTC monograph order requests” pathway established in program overhaul.