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Dry labs dragged into the open

Dry labs dragged into the open

A Dateline spotlight has revealed dry labbing to the masses, but just how persistent is this problem?

Testing of ingredients and finished products—for identity, purity and potency among other things—is supposed to be one of the rocks upon which the dietary supplement business is built. But not everyone plays by these rules, and some testing contractors of dubious ethics are happy to help.

Dry labbing—the practice of reporting the results of chemical analysis without actually getting your equipment wet—has been the dirty secret of the dietary supplem

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