The FDA sent warning letters to four earache medication makers demanding that the companies stop marketing their products, which the FDA has determined to be prescription drugs, as over-the-counter medicine.…
December 2013: The lawsuit filed in Florida state court was transferred to federal court. (Medina et al v. HomeoLab U.S.A., Inc., Case No. 13-cv-62650, S.D. Fla.).
November 2013: The same named plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit bringing similar allegation in a Florida state court. The complaint alleges that the company falsely advertises its “Kids Relief” line of homeopathic products as able to relieve common symptoms of colds and flus, as well as approved by the FDA when, according to plaintiffs, the products are not effective or approved by the FDA. (Case No. CACE-13-024681, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida)
October 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against HomeoLab USA for allegedly falsely advertising its “Kids Relief” products – including Kids Relief Flu, Kids Relief Cough & Cold, Kids Relief Pain & Fever, and Kids Relief Earache – as effectively relieving medical symptoms when, according to plaintiffs, the products are not effective. Later in the month, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. The dismissal was When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.. Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint a few days later. (Medina et al v. HomeoLab USA, Inc., Case No. 13-cv-62312, S.D. Fla.)
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