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Distinguishing Natural Form Nutrients From Dietary Ingredients Is ‘Meaningless’ – US First Circuit

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Ruling upheld Massachusetts federal court’s approval of Vitamin Shoppe’s motion for summary judgement. Complaint alleged because the firm “substantiated its claims about supplemental glutamine with evidence about naturally occurring glutamine, the claims are not substantiated” under FDA’s structure/function claim rule and FDCA doesn’t preempt state law claims.

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