March 23rd, 2017
In May 2017, a federal judge will determine whether a settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against BrainStrong will be granted final approval. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2012 and amended in 2014, alleges that i-Health Inc. markets BrainStrong dietary supplements with DHA algal oil – including BrainStrong Toddler, BrainStrong Kids, and
July 11th, 2016
May 2015: The named plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action . The reasons have not been disclosed. October 2014: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Healthcare for allegedly falsely advertising Flintstone Healthy Brain Support, a dietary supplement containing Omega-3 DHA, as supporting healthy brain function without scientific evidence to support such claim. (Kaplan et al
June 7th, 2016
TINA.org finds that the marketing of Algal-900 DHA violates FTC order.
April 11th, 2016
“Light Up Your Drained Brain” claims challenged.
January 19th, 2016
Don’t let these better brain claims go to your head.
July 21st, 2015
U.S. Senators question FDA, retailers about supplements.
December 8th, 2014
In December 2014, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer for allegedly falsely advertising the Flintstones Healthy Brain Support supplement (a gummy, chewable supplement with DHA) as able to “Support Healthy Brain Function” without scientific evidence to support such claims. (Gershman et al v. Bayer Healthcare, LLC, Case No. 14-cv-05332, N. D. CA.). For more
October 15th, 2014
December 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed . The reasons have not been disclosed. October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Healthcare for allegedly falsely advertising Flintstones Healthy Brain Support, a gummy-chewable dietary supplement containing DHA. Specifically, plaintiffs allege that the company misleadingly represents that taking the supplement supports “healthy brain function” without
January 6th, 2014
They don’t exist, warns FDA.
June 19th, 2017
In whose health? We sum up some suspect claims at the In Goop Health inaugural wellness summit.
June 15th, 2017
In June 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against NBTY, Inc., Nature’s Bounty, Inc., and Rexall Sundown, Inc. for allegedly deceptively labeling Nature’s Bounty Ginkgo Biloba and Sundown Naturals Ginkgo Biloba dietary supplements as providing a variety of health benefits – including “Support[ing] Healthy Brain Function and Circulation,” “help[ing] support memory, especially occasional mild memory
June 9th, 2017
FDA slaps supplement maker for unapproved drug treatment claims.
May 30th, 2017
Find out where the company is crossing the line when it comes to marketing claims.
May 24th, 2017
February 2017: A federal judge granted the companies’ motion for summary judgment finding that plaintiff did not establish that she relied on the alleged misrepresentations and that she did not demonstrate that defendants misled customers. To read the court order and learn more about the reasons for the decision, click here. Later in February, the
May 8th, 2017
What you should know about the pseudoscience at the center of the brand.
April 17th, 2017
March 2017: A federal judge granted plaintiff’s motion for class certification. To read the court decision, click here. October 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco and NBTY for allegedly falsely representing that TruNature Ginkgo Biloba with Vinpocetine “supports alertness & memory” and “help[s] with mental clarity and memory” when, in reality, the supplement
March 31st, 2017
Supplement maker’s silence spells referral of cognitive claims to the FTC.
March 27th, 2017
How we can protect ourselves from the $40-50 billion supplement industry amid a shrinking government?
March 16th, 2017
In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Quincy Bioscience for allegedly deceptively marketing Prevagen dietary supplements as clinically shown to improve memory and provide other cognitive benefits when such claims are false. (Karathanos et al v. Quincy Bioscience Holding Company, Inc. et al, Case No. 17-cv-1091, E. D. NY.) For more information about
March 6th, 2017
National Consumer Protection Week is a good time to bring attention to this bill.