Shapiro Quoted in Natural Products Insider

April 4, 2024 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Steven Shapiro was quoted in the Natural Products Insider article, “NPA to Seek Injunction Against NY Law Related to Weight Loss Supplements.”

On April 1, the National Products Association (NPA) wrote to Federal Judge Joan Azrack seeking preliminary injunction to block the New York attorney general from enforcing a law that restricts minors’ access to dietary supplement products marketed for weight loss or muscle building.

“When you start to look at products that discuss metabolism, a lot of companies have B vitamins that talk about metabolism. Products that have black pepper extract discuss the benefit of that ingredient helping nutrients to be metabolized or digested,” Shapiro said. “Does that fall within the scope of the law? As companies go through the exercise of determining which dietary supplement products are subject to the new restrictions, the impact of the law is proving far broader than anybody ever imagined.”

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