We have written numerous times about the folly of the supplements industry, the latest incident (see the original report by the Times Anahad O'Connor) where GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens were forced to pull supplement products from their shelves by New York state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman.
The recall stemmed from a report from the state s labs, which found a huge discrepancy between what was on the label and in the bottle.
Earlier this year, the AG s office solicited advice from both ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom, the director of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences, and ACSH advisor Dr. David Seres, the director of nutritional medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, also a vocal critic of the industry, because of their opinion pieces on supplements.
Drs. Bloom and Seres were both quoted in today s press release from the AG s office on the state s settlement with GNC. Additionally, both are expected to be members of a panel, also initiated by Schneiderman s office, later this month.