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State officials have the industry on their agenda

With Washington trapped in political paralysis, state lawmakers may be a bigger threat than federal regulators.

On Capitol Hill, as the Republican-led Congress works to reform healthcare, cut taxes and bolster defense spending, the chance of dietary supplements catching lawmakers’ attention is slim. However, state legislators in the liberal-leaning Northeast have introduced several bills this year that have alarmed the supplement industry.

Legislation in the Northeast would restrict minors’ access to certain dietary supplements, drawing concerns from industry trade groups that are c

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