Do Your Diabetes Food/Supplements Claim to Treat, Cure, or Prevent Diabetes?
- Certain food/supplements are illegally marketed to help treat, cure, or prevent Diabetes.
- Consumers in California and New York who purchased diabetes food/supplements with these alleged illegal statements in the last four years may be eligible to join a free class action lawsuit investigation.
On Sept. 7, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters advising nearly a dozen manufacturers of diabetes supplements that their products include illegal claims that they may treat diabetes, which they cannot do.
In the letters, the FDA points to various claims made on websites and social media sites in which the companies claim their supplements can treat diabetes.
For example, some of the products claim that they can “maintain healthy glucose levels,” “stabilize blood sugar levels,” “reduce glucose from the blood stream,” and “lower elevated blood pressure.”
However, the diabetes supplements are allegedly not recognized as safe and effective for the described uses and should therefore be classified as a “new drug,” according to the FDA.
“With certain exceptions not applicable here, new drugs may not be legally introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce without prior approval from FDA,” the FDA’s letters state.
Do You Qualify?
If you live in California or New York and purchased any of the following diabetes food/supplements in the last four years, and you would not have purchased them if you knew they were not legal food/supplements, you may have a legal claim:
- Aceva Nutrition
- Ar-Rahmah Pharm
- BerryGen Restore
- Bodymune Natural Organic Supplements (Metamune)
- Boost Glucose Control Ready to Drink products
- Diabetes Doctor (Pharmaganics)
- Holistic Healer & Wellness
- PhytAge Labs
- Slimfast Diabetic Weight Loss Meal Shake products
Submit your information now to find out if you are eligible to join a free class action lawsuit investigation into allegations these diabetes supplements contain illegal ingredients.
Fill out the form on this page for more information.
Why Are the Diabetes Supplements/Food Illegal?
Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body either produces an insufficient amount of insulin or is unable to use the insulin it produces effectively. There is currently no cure for diabetes, but the condition can be managed with medication, diet, and exercise.
The FDA concluded that each of the diabetes supplements are classified as drugs under section 201(g)(1)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they are “intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.”
The FDA letter states “products are intended for treatment of one or more diseases that, with certain exceptions not applicable here, are not amenable to self-diagnosis or treatment without the supervision of a licensed practitioner. Therefore, it is impossible to write adequate directions for a layperson to use your product safely for its intended purposes.”
The FDA made this conclusion for each of the supplements/food products based on statements made on the product websites and social media pages.
An important function of the FDA is to ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs. New drugs are not legally allowed to enter the marketplace without prior approval by the FDA.
The federal agency will only approve a new drug after reviewing scientific data and other information that demonstrates the drug is effective and safe, according to the FDA letters.
If you purchased diabetes food/supplements that promised to treat certain diabetes symptoms, you may have purchased a misbranded product and be entitled to compensation.
Join a Free Diabetes Supplements/Food Class Action Lawsuit Investigation
Did you purchase dietary supplements/food that were marketed to help diabetes, but would not have purchased them if you had known they contained ingredients that were not legal dietary ingredients?
Submit your information now to find out if you are eligible to join a free diabetes supplements illegal ingredients class action lawsuit investigation and pursue compensation from the supplement manufacturers.