Articles Posted in Herbal supplements bogus says class action suit

A class action suit against the Walgreen’s Drug Store chain, claims the stores sell herbal supplements that actually contain such substances as rice, tropical houseplant and material originating in the daisy family.The suit claims the New York attorney general issued cease and desist letters to the chain on Feb. 2. The letter said the six Walgreen’s “Finest Nutrition” brands were tested, but all but one, Saw Palmetto, were unrecognizable or a substance other than what they claim to be.
According to the test results obtained by the New York Attorney General’s Office, only 18 percent of the tests yield DNA matching the product label; 45 percent tested for botanical material other that what was on the label; and 37 percent yielded no plant DNA at all. The suit was filed by Kevin Green and Thomas P. Rosenfeld of the Goldenberg Heller Antognoli & Rowland law firm.

The named plaintiff is Donald Weeks, who bought supplements at the Edwardsville store. A judge must certify the case before it can proceed as a class action. The class would be all Illinois consumers who purchased the Finest Nutrition products within the last three years.