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Platinum 100% BCAA 8:1:1 Dietary Supplements

October 1st, 2019

In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Muscletech for allegedly falsely marketing that its Platinum 100% BCAA 8:1:1 dietary supplements will promote muscle protein synthesis, ensure muscles are primed for muscle-building, and provide key building blocks of muscles when, according to plaintiffs, scientific research shows that the dietary supplements do not work as


Prevagen Dietary Supplements

August 27th, 2019

August 2019: The case was transferred to the Southern District of New York. (Case No. 17-cv-1091, E. D. NY.) 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


Best BCAA Dietary Supplements

July 25th, 2019

In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against BPI Sports for allegedly falsely advertising that its Best BCAA dietary supplement will increase protein synthesis to build “lean muscle” when, according to plaintiffs, the supplement decreases muscle protein synthesis and is not capable of increasing muscle mass. (Maroney et al v BPI Sports, LLC, Case


Various GNC Dietary Supplements

July 16th, 2019

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly misleadingly marketing that its dietary supplements – including Men’s Prostate Formula, Diabetic Support, Preventive Nutrition Healthy Blood Pressure Formula, Women’s Ultra Mega Active Supplement, and Mega Men Healthy Testosterone – prevent, cure, and treat various diseases and health conditions without proper FDA approval


SAM-e Dietary Supplements

July 8th, 2019

In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Vitamins Because and CT Health for allegedly misrepresenting that S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e) dietary supplements contain a specific amount of SAM-e when, according to plaintiffs, the supplements contain only approximately 12% to 18% of the advertised amount of the ingredient. (Ginsberg et al v. Vitamins Because LLC, CT


Prevagen Dietary Supplement

May 30th, 2019

In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Quincy Bioscience for allegedly falsely marketing that the dietary supplement Prevagen will “improve memory” and support a “sharper mind,” “clearer thinking,” and “healthy brain function” when, according to plaintiffs, the supplement does not improve memory and has no effect on the brain. (Plaintiffs amended their complaint


Comment at FDA Public Meeting on Dietary Supplements

May 23rd, 2019

Comment made by TINA.org executive director, Bonnie Patten at the FDA’s public meeting on Responsible Innovation in Dietary Supplements held on May 16, 2019. Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments today on behalf of Truth in Advertising. TINA.org is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that works to out, stop and prevent deceptive marketing.


Health Claims on GNC Dietary Supplements

May 13th, 2019

April 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1984, N. D. CA.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) for allegedly claiming – without FDA approval – that certain dietary supplements treat, cure, prevent, and mitigate hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis. The complaint


Hydroxycut Dietary Supplements

January 25th, 2019

Summer 2017: A judge granted final approval of the settlement. May 2017: The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint alleging that Iovate falsely markets Hydroxycut brand weight-loss products as “[s]cientifically [r]esearched” and “[c]linically-[p]roven” to promote weight loss when, according to plaintiffs, the key ingredients do not promote weight loss. The parties also revised their settlement agreement


CVS Enhanced Absorption Formula CoQ-10 Dietary Supplements

January 24th, 2019

May 2015: This lawsuit was dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. March 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against CVS Pharmacy and Lang Pharma Nutrition for allegedly falsely advertising CVS Enhanced Absorption Formula CoQ-10 dietary supplements as having enhanced absorption and supporting heart health when, according to the complaint, the supplements do not provide the


Nutrabio Labs Glutamine Dietary Supplements

August 8th, 2018

In July 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nutrabio Labs for allegedly misleadingly marketing its glutamine dietary supplements – including Glutamine, Glutamine AKG, Extreme Nitric Stack, CGT-Max Powder, and Reload V5 – as “Support[ing] Muscle Growth” and “Speed[ing] Muscle Recovery” when, according to the complaint, scientific studies have shown that glutamine supplements do not


Nature’s Bounty’s Black Cohosh Dietary Supplement

January 22nd, 2018

October 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Nature’s Bounty for allegedly falsely advertising its Black Cohosh 540 mg dietary supplement. The complaint, which was later amended in March 2017, alleges that the company misleadingly markets the dietary supplement as


Akävar 20/50 Weight-Loss Dietary Supplement

September 19th, 2017

October 2015: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. August 2015: An objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. July 2015: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. February 2015: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a false advertising


Nature Made Vitamin E Dietary Supplements

July 25th, 2017

October 2016: One of the named plaintiffs (Corbett) voluntarily dismissed her claims , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. As a result of this voluntary dismissal and the August 2016 dismissal, all of the claims in this case were dismissed. Later in October, Bradach (the other named plaintiff) filed a Notice of Appeal


Progressive Laboratories Kelp Dietary Supplements

July 10th, 2017

In June 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Progressive Laboratories for allegedly falsely representing the amount of iodine in its kelp supplement. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company represents that each pill contains 500 micrograms of iodine when, according to plaintiffs, each pill contains 960 micrograms of iodine, which they allege is excessive


Nature’s Bounty and Sundown Naturals Ginkgo Biloba Dietary Supplements

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


Metabolic Nutrition Synedrex and E.S.P. Dietary Supplements

June 2nd, 2017

In April 2017, a false advertising lawsuit was filed against IQ Formulations alleging that the company fails to disclose that Metabolic Nutrition dietary supplements – specifically, Synedrex and E.S.P. (Energy Stimulant Pre-Workout) – contain an unlawful ingredient, MethylPentane Citrate (more commonly known as DMBA) and the failure to disclose this information violates state and federal


Vitamin Shoppe’s Garcinia Cambogia Extract Dietary Supplement

May 16th, 2017

In May 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Vitamin Shoppe for allegedly falsely advertising that its Garcinia Cambogia Extract dietary supplement effectively aids in “weight management” and “appetite control” when, according to the complaint, scientific evidence proves that the supplement’s only active ingredients (specifically, hydroxycitric acid and chromium) are incapable of providing such weight-loss


MusclePharm Glutamine Dietary Supplement

April 27th, 2017

In March 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against MusclePharm Corp. for allegedly falsely advertising the dietary supplement MusclePharm Glutamine. According to the complaint, the company markets the supplement as providing various health benefits – such as “Enhanc[ing] Muscle Growth & Recovery,” providing “Faster Recovery,” “Aid[ing] in Muscle Growth,” and “Minimiz[ing] muscle catabolism (breakdown)” –


Whole Foods St. John’s Wort Dietary Supplement

January 17th, 2017

In January 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Whole Foods alleging that its St. John’s Wort dietary supplement did not contain the amount of standardized extract hypericin (the sole active ingredient) listed on the label. According to the complaint, the product label claims that it contains “0.3% Hypericin, 0.9 mg” when tests show that



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