Proposed Law to Prohibit Weight Loss Supplements & Over-the-Counter Diet Pills from Being Sold to Minors Passes Out of the Assembly

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(Sacramento)–Today, AB 1341 authored by Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and coauthored by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), passed the Assembly Floor on a vote of 55-13, and is now off to the Senate. AB 1341 will prohibit any retail establishment from selling, transferring, or furnishing dietary supplements for weight loss or over the counter (OTC) diet pills to anyone under 18 years of age.


Chair of the Legislative Women's Caucus Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said of her legislation, "We need to do more to protect our youth from the harmful effects that weight loss supplements and over-the-counter diet pills have on our youth. With easy access, our youth are subject to eating disorders and many other health implications. We need to stand up to an industry that puts profit over people.”

 

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