New York Weight Loss Supplement Law Has Stakeholders Scrambling But Faces Legal Challenges

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On October 25, 2023, New York enacted GBL 391-oo, which bans the sale of over-the-counter diet pills and dietary supplements intended for weight loss and muscle building to individuals under the age of 18. Covered products include diet pills and dietary supplements that are ​“labeled, marketed or otherwise represented for the purpose of achieving weight loss or muscle building.” The law requires retailers, both physical stores and online vendors, to verify the age of individuals prior to sale or at the point of delivery. At present, the law is set to take effect on April 22, 2024.…egal-challenges