Posts Tagged ‘dietary supplement’

Lawsuit calls dietary supplement “snake oil”

May 8, 2009

“Maximum Human Performance, MuscleMeds and General Nutrition Corp. push the diet supplement “Arimatest” with false claims that it will “boost testosterone levels by 10,000%,” a class action claims in Orange County Court.
     Plaintiffs also sue Supplement Services (dba MuscleMeds), and its president Gerard Dente, who also is president of Maximum.
     According to the complaint: “The phrase ‘snake oil’ describes health products that are marketed via dubious or false claims. Arimatest is precisely such a product. Defendants market and sell it for more than $70 per package by claiming that a prominent laboratory has confirmed that it will boost testosterone levels by ‘10,000%.'”


Complaint courtesy Courthousenews

Lawyers eye on suits against Hydroxycut

May 3, 2009

Two days after the FDA warning against dietary supplement Hydroxycut, here comes the lawyers:

“A group of lawyers are seeking to sue the manufacturer of Hydroxycut after the FDA issued a warning against use of the popular weight loss supplements.

The FDA issued a statement on May 1 advising consumers to immediately stop using 14 Hydroxycut products, manufactured by Canadian company Iovate Health Sciences Inc., after receiving 23 reports of health problems which include potential liver injury and one death.”