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US chains pull dietary supplements off shelves

NY A-G threatens legal action for unsubstantiated claims

ILLEGAL: Under a 1994 federal law, supplement makers are allowed to make general health claims on their products, but they cannot imply that the products are able to prevent or treat disease.

New York

THE New York state attorney-general's office issued subpoenas to four major retailers on Wednesday demanding that they provide evidence for a variety of health claims printed on the labels of the dietary supplements sold in their New York stores. The subpoenas were sent as part