GNC Settles $1.5M Class Action Over Steroid Poppers

By Zach Winnick (August 19, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT) -- General Nutrition Centers Inc. reached a $1.5 million settlement Friday in a class action claiming the retailer violated state competition and consumer protection laws by selling products containing anabolic steroids without requiring prescriptions.

"I think everyone did a really good job on this long road," Judge Jane L. Johnson, who granted final approval to the settlement, said, lauding attorneys on both sides for coming to a resolution in the 6-year-old litigation. "Some people in this room have probably spent most of their career on this case."

Friday's settlement brings to a close allegations that the health and nutrition retailer pulled in...

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