GNC, Others Targeted Over Weight-Loss Products

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT) -- General Nutrition Corp. and two dietary supplement makers were hit with a class action Wednesday in Pennsylvania claiming they duped consumers into buying products that contain trace amounts of a hormone long discredited as a weight-loss method.

GNC stands accused of selling a product that contains a hormone produced by pregnant women called hCG that is purported to curb appetite. Coupled with a low-calorie diet, hCG injections have been prescribed to patients seeking to lose weight.

Looking to capitalize on the hCG diet craze, GNC has...
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