A consumer advocacy group has threatened to sue Bayer over vitamin claims.
Wired PR News – A lawsuit has been threatened against Bayer Healthcare for claims about one of its products. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the consumer advocacy group The Center for Science in the Public Interest has expressed their belief that advertisements made for One a Day Men’s Health formula vitamins, which claim that one of the product’s key ingredients has prostate cancer prevention properties for men, are misleading.
As noted by the AP, the group has stated that if the company continues making the claims, it will take legal action. David Schardt, senior nutritionist for The Center for Science in the Public Interest, is quoted in the report as stating, “The largest prostate cancer prevention trial has found that selenium is no more effective than a placebo… Bayer is ripping people off when it suggests otherwise in these dishonest ads.”