Dexatrim Maker Beats Suit Alleging Pills Are Unsafe

By Megan Stride (November 6, 2012, 7:23 PM EST) -- A California federal judge tossed a putative class action Tuesday accusing Chattem Inc. of concealing a dangerous chemical in its Dexatrim weight loss supplements, finding the suit was not specific enough about the product's danger or consumers' reliance on Chattem's alleged omissions when buying it.

U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer granted the Sanofi Aventis US LLC subsidiary's motion to dismiss consumer Joanne Arroyo's suit alleging that she would not have purchased the product had she known it contained hexavalent chromium, ruling that she did not specifically allege what level of the chemical makes the product unsafe and therefore did not...

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