Feds Crack Down On Fraudulent Dietary Supplements

By John Kennedy (November 17, 2015, 10:02 PM EST) -- Seven federal agencies on Tuesday announced a number of criminal and civil actions brought against those selling and marketing fraudulent dietary supplements, called "21st-Century snake oil" during a U.S. Department of Justice press conference, part of a nationwide effort to crack down on the potentially harmful products.

The sweep includes federal court cases in 18 states and stem from work done by the DOJ, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer said that...

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