NBTY Unit Faces Class Action Over Joint Repair Claims

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts man launched a class action Monday against an NBTY Inc. subsidiary, claiming the company falsely boasted to consumers suffering from arthritis that its Osteo Bi-Flex line of dietary supplements could repair joint damage.

According to a complaint filed in Massachusetts federal court, Rexall Sundown Inc. has pulled in more than $100 million in annual sales of Osteo Bi-Flex supplements across the U.S. by preying on consumers with debilitating arthritis and other conditions involving a breakdown of cartilage that causes bones in joints to grind...
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