One-A-Day Vitamins Settlement

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   Posted 10/27/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Just saw this article today about Bayer One-A-Day vitamins and their claims about reducing the risk of prostate cancer.

Bayer Healthcare Agrees To $3.3 Million Multistate Settlement Over Prostate Cancer Claims.

The Los Angeles Times (10/26, Ceasar) "LA Now" blog reported, "California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday a $3.3-million settlement with Bayer Healthcare after filing suit against the company for making unproven claims that their One-A-Day men's vitamins reduce the risk of prostate cancer." The settlement "will amount to more than $1 million for California's consumer protection fund" and is also "being split between California, Illinois and Oregon." The "advertisements by Bayer questioned in the complaint claimed that emerging research indicated an ingredient in the multivitamins, mineral selenium, could reduce the risk of developing the disease."

        The Oregonian (10/27, Terry) reports, "Oregon has negotiated $1.2 million of a settlement with Bayer HealthCare over claims that its One-A-Day multivitamins for men reduce the risk of prostate cancer."

        The Chicago Sun-Times (10/27, Donovan) reports that "a lawsuit filed Tuesday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan notes that the active ingredient in the supplements could actually increase the risk of the cancer." Reuters (10/27, Stern) also reports the story.

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   Posted 10/27/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
how cheesey of one a day for making such a dumb claim
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