Rite Aid Latest Target Of Glucosamine False Ad Litigation

Law360, Chicago (November 27, 2013, 2:59 PM EST) -- A Staten Island man recently hit Rite Aid Corp. with a proposed class action in New York federal court, alleging the pharmacy chain falsely advertises that its store-brand glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can ease arthritis symptoms, despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary.

The latest in a wave of lawsuits challenging the supplement’s effectiveness, Louis Lastres' Nov. 22 complaint takes issue with Rite Aid’s marketing that the supplements “help rebuild cartilage and lubricate joints.”

These claims are broadly targeted at anyone suffering from joint pain or...
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