Supplements from Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC

DEFENDANT NAME: Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC
CASE NUMBER: 15-cv-01182
COURT: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
PRACTICE AREA: Consumer Rights
STATUS: Active
DATE FILED: 02/06/15

Complaint 02/06/15


Over-the-counter supplements from some of the country’s largest retailers have been found to contain no traces of purported healthful ingredients listed on the supplements’ labels, including products from GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, according to attorneys at Hagens Berman. The national consumer-rights law firm is investigating national sales of supplements from these retailers and seeks information from consumers who purchased supplements.

“We see this as outright fraud, plain and simple,” said Steve Berman, managing partner at Hagens Berman. “You don’t buy a gallon of milk expecting to receive water, but consumers have purchased these supplements – which often don’t come cheap – expecting to receive what’s listed on the label. For these retailers to sell them anything but what’s listed, is simply wrong.”

Concerned consumers who purchased any of the following products may contact Hagens Berman by emailing or by calling 206-623-7292.

According to a recent study, the following supplements were found to contain either no trace of the following ingredients or very little trace amount:

GNC: Herbal Plus brand
Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Ginseng, Echinacea, Saw Palmetto

Target: Up & Up brand
Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Echinacea, Saw Palmetto, Valerian Root

Walgreens: Finest Nutrition brand
Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Ginseng, Garlic, Echinacea

Walmart: Spring Valley brand
Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Ginseng, Garlic, Echinacea, Saw Palmetto

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