April 2015: The named plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.. The reasons have not been disclosed.
January 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Walgreens for allegedly falsely advertising the dietary supplement Well at Walgreens Enhanced Absorption Formula CoQ-10. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the company falsely labels the supplement as having “enhanced absorption” when, in reality, the supplement does not meet the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention’s minimum requirements to make such claims (The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention is an organization that publishes testing standards in the drug and dietary supplement industries.) In addition, the complaint alleges that company’s claims that the supplement provides certain benefits – such as helping to support heart health – are false and misleading because the supplement does not meet the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention’s minimum requirements for effective absorption and bioavailability. (Reynolds et al v. Walgreen Co., Case No. 15-cv-324, N. D. CA.).
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