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Rexall Sundown Defeats Glucosamine Supplement Deception Lawsuit

April 7, 2020, 5:54 PM

Federal dietary supplement law preempts a would-be class suit alleging Rexall Sundown Inc. deceptively touts the health benefits of its Osteo Bi-Flex glucosamine products, the Southern District of California said.

Sandra Seegert challenged Osteo Bi-Flex packaging and ads that said the product supports joint health, improves “range of motion,” and “helps strengthen joints while helping to maintain joint cartilage essential for comfortable joint movement.”

Studies show the products can’t provide their represented benefits, she said.

But Rexall’s marketing representations are allowed under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California said.

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