Wal-Mart, Rite Aid Face Suit Over Glucosamine Promises

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT) -- A San Diego man Thursday launched a proposed class action in California federal court accusing Nutramax Laboratories Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Rite Aid Corp. of falsely advertising that glucosamine-chondroitin tablets ease arthritis symptoms, the latest in a wave of lawsuits questioning the supplement’s effectiveness.

Robert Dorfman says he purchased Nutramax’s Cosamin capsules at Wal-Mart and Rite Aid after reading promotional literature from all three companies touting the product’s ability to shield damaged cartilage, but experienced no health benefits.

According to Dorfman’s complaint, Nutramax’s website cites...
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