Fake Herbal Supplement Class Action Lawsuit

Jones Ward PLC is currently investigating a class action lawsuit against the makers and sellers of store-brand herbal supplements sold to consumers which have been shown to contain little to none of the ingredients listed on their label.

On February 3, 2015, the New York Times reported that the New York Attorney General had issued cease and desist letters to four retailers:

  1. Walmart
  2. Walgreens
  3. GNC
  4. Target

According to the letters, almost no real ingredients were contained in their store-brand herbal supplements as listed on the label.  The Attorney General noted that this amounted to “deceptive practices” because the herbal supplements were contaminated, substituted, and falsely labeled.

The affected herbal supplements include, at minimum, the store-brand versions of:

  1. Echinacea
  2. Garlic,
  3. Gingko biloba,
  4. Ginseng,
  5. Saw palmetto,
  6. John’s wort, and
  7. Valerian root.

If you would like to help hold the supplement industry accountable, we would like to hear from you.  Please contact attorney R. Lauren Horner at lauren@jonesward.com, call her at (888) 595-2922, or click here.