Why Are Some Supplement Companies Thinking about Giving Durbin What He Wants?

The senator’s bill has been repeatedly defeated. Why capitulate now?

A trade journal reports that some in the supplement industry are apparently considering supporting a Durbin-style proposal for a supplement pre-market notification system. It was reportedly discussed at a recent trade meeting.

What is the explanation? One that we have heard is that some supplement companies are seeking to placate industry critics such as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. We previously reported on his seriously flawed (and failed) investigation into some herbal supplement manufacturers. Another possible and even more sinister explanation is that some larger producers are trying to shut out smaller producers who have fewer resources.

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