Nutritional Supplements Lawyers
What are Nutritional Supplements?
Nutritional supplements are currently the focus of considerable political and media attention. While there are many nutritional supplements on the market, some of them closely resemble the effects and results of anabolic steroids. Currently, there are several supplements that are the target of legislation that may soon make many over the counter legal supplements either illegal or only available through a prescription.
Which Supplements Might Be Outlawed
The following is a list of nutritional supplements that are under review and may soon be made illegal:
- 7-keto DHEA
If I Use or Sell Nutritional Supplements, What Federal Penalties Might I Face?
Because these supplements are still legal, there are no existing federal laws against their use or sale, although there may be commerce regulations on the distribution of such supplements. Additionally, there is proposed legislation in the form of the ¿Anti-Andro Bill.¿ Purporting to address the recent outbreak of teenage supplement use, there is an aggressive pursuit of such regulation. If this legislation is successful, it would list these nutritional supplements as Schedule III drugs, which is the same class as steroids. Similarly, the possession and use of nutritional supplements would be similar to that of steroids.
If I Use or Sell Nutritional Supplements, What State Penalties Might I Face?
Because nutritional supplements are currently legal, there are no penalties for their use or sale. Similar to federal law, there may exist limits and penalties for improper distribution. For now, there is legislation that deems the sale or use of these supplements as either a misdemeanor or felony; however, there are fines for the sale or distribution to minors, for those drugs that carry an age limit.
Nutritional Supplements: Possession and Sale
Currently, there are not many charges that could be brought against a simple user or seller of nutritional supplements. There are possible fines and penalties for improper or irresponsible sales, and if you are a distributor of seller of nutritional supplements, you may want to consult with a criminal defense attorney to make sure you are following the law. But, if you are a user or seller of nutritional supplements, it is important to be aware of any changes to the law in this area, as such changes seem inevitable.
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Last Modified: 11-10-2011 04:11 PM PST