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Reuters reports this morning that the four retailers targeted by the New York State Attorney General's office for selling inaccurately labeled nutritional supplements - Walmart, Walgreen, Target and GNC - have "agreed to remove certain dietary supplements off their shelves in New York after receiving a threat of legal action from the state's attorney general."

According to the story, "The retailers received subpoenas from New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday, demanding evidence for the health claims printed on labels of dietary supplements sold in New York ... The subpoenas require the retailers to provide evidence of how they would prove the authenticity of their product claims."

Previously, the AG had simply asked them to stop selling the designated supplements.
KC's View:
Sounds like the AG isn;t particularly worried about challenges to the government's testing methodology....