New York bans sale of weight-loss supplements and diet pills to children

Companies found in violation of this law could face significant consequences, including court injunctions to halt sales until age-verification measures are implemented and fines of up to $500 per violation.

Katerina Belales

Oct 30, 2023, 12:18 PM

Updated 228 days ago

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In a landmark move, New York has implemented a ban on the over-the-counter sale of diet pills and weight-loss supplements to children.
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the new law into effect which mandates companies to employ age-verification measures to prevent the sale of diet pills and supplements to minors. It encompasses all non-prescription pills or supplements marketed or labeled for weight loss purposes, including products like protein shakes and powders.
Sen. Shelley Mayer (D-37) emphasized that this law positions New York as one of the first states in the nation to shield children under the age of 18 from targeted efforts by the weight-loss industry.
Companies found in violation of this law could face significant consequences, including court injunctions to halt sales until age-verification measures are implemented and fines of up to $500 per violation.


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