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Feds Announce ‘Sweeping’ Actions Against Supplement Makers
NBC News

Federal officials arrested six executives of a big Texas supplement maker on Tuesday as part of a larger operation cracking down on the less savory offshoots of a $15 billion industry.

Authorities released an 11-count indictment against USPLabs for falsely claiming its popular workout and weight loss supplements were made using natural ingredients.

The feds also filed a complaint against Bethel Nutritional Consulting Inc., of New York and New Jersey, saying it sold “natural” supplements that in fact contained prescription drugs, and filed civil charges against a batch of smaller supplement makers.

“The sweep resulted in civil injunctions and criminal actions against 117 various manufacturers and/or distributors of dietary supplements and tainted products falsely marketed as dietary supplements,” the Department of Justice said in a statement.