Supplements Containing Testofen
May 2018: A state court judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members may receive a cash award ranging from $1.99 to $14.52, the exact amount depending on several factors, including where they purchased the product. In addition, the companies agreed to ensure that marketing claims are properly substantiated and to stop advertising that the products will improve orgasms, improve cognition, burn fat, and promote fat loss. The companies also agreed to provide the substantiation for their advertising claims on their websites and to add a statement on product labels directing consumers to the websites. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for August 29, 2018. For more information, go to http://www.robbinssettlement.com/.
2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against several marketers of testosterone supplements containing Testofen. Defendant companies include Gencor Nutrients, Direct Digital, PharmaFreak, Force Factor, Dreambrands and GNC, among others. The complaint, which was amended in 2018, alleges that the companies misleadingly market that the supplements will increase testosterone levels, improve cognition, burn fat, heighten libido, and enhance sexual performance when, according to plaintiffs, the ingredients in the products do not provide the advertised benefits and scientific studies do not support the marketing claims. (Robbins et al v. Gencor Nutrients, Inc. et al, Case No. 16AC-CC00366, Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri)