In June 2020, a class-action lawsuit
was filed alleging that Walmart misleads consumers by marketing Equate™ Infant’s Pain & Fever Acetaminophen and Equate™ Children’s Pain & Fever Acetaminophen as different products and charging more for the Infants’ medication when, according to plaintiffs, the products contain the same amount of the active ingredient acetaminophen and are interchangeable if consumers adjust the dosage of the medicine based on the weight and age of the child. (Ceballos-Birney et al v. Walmart Inc.
, Case No. 20-cv-1224, S.D. Cal.)
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