A Healthy Dose of Skepticism
New products that make big claims about health benefits seem to pop up all the time — like ads for dietary supplements that claim they can help you lose weight, get allergies under control, or prevent the common cold. But how do you know if those claims are true?
Well, sometimes they’re not.
As part of an ongoing effort to stop bogus health claims, the FTC charged Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A. and two affiliated Canadian companies with making deceptive claims about their dietary supplements. To settle the case, Iovate agreed to pay $5.5 million to provide refunds to anyone who bought Accelis, nanoSLIM, Cold MD, Germ MD, or Allergy MD.
If you purchased one of these products between January 2006 and July 2010, apply for a refund online or call 1-877-576-9978 to request a mail-back form. The deadline is April 1, 2013.