Whole Foods Slapped With $5M Homeopathy Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (August 21, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Whole Foods Market Inc. was hit with a $5 million putative class action Thursday in Florida federal court for allegedly misleading hundreds of thousands of purchasers into believing their products effectively treat the flu as well as coughing and other symptoms in adults and children, when the products are actually "worthless."

The complaint claims consumers unwittingly spend millions of dollars annually on products containing ingredients, some of them toxic, that are so diluted they have no biological effect on the human body.

The products at issue include Cough Ease for Kids, Cough Ease, Flu Ease and Arnica Montana 30C, which one...

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