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LegitScript's online policing presents formidable challenges

Critics say the traffic cop solution is unfairly imposing pharmacy monitoring model to supplements.

The internet has long been troublesome territory for supplement makers. Beyond issues with sellers tearing up minimum advertised price policies and third-party sites ignoring DSHEA restrictions on claims, sellers that offer overhyped weight loss pills and other products help support critics’ charges that the industry is unregulated.

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