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Posted October 12, 2005

Supplement Company to Pay $2 Million Penalty For Alleged Violations of FTC Order

On October 12, 2005 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that under the terms of a consent decree approved by the it for submission by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to the federal court for approval, NBTY, Inc. (NBTY, formerly Nature’s Bounty, Inc.), a leading manufacturer and distributor of dietary supplements in the United States and abroad, will pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle charges that it violated the terms of a 1995 Commission order by making false and misleading health claims about two of its products. The FTC charged that the defendant made unsubstantiated promises that its products would cause consumers to lose weight or cure a variety of health problems.

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