GNC Hit With False Ad Claims Over Triflex Joint Product

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT) -- GNC Corp. was hit Thursday in California federal court with a proposed class action accusing it of falsely advertising its dietary supplement Triflex as improving flexibility or mobility, relieving joint discomfort and cushioning joints.

Plaintiff Michael Lerma said GNC advertises its Triflex, Triflex Fast-Acting and Triflex Sport products as having “maximum”and “clinical strength” formulas that help “regenerate cartilage and lubricate joints thus supporting joint health integrity and function,” and “protect joints from wear and tear.”

Lerma alleged GNC’s representations about the Triflex products are clearly directed...
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