Wal-Mart Being Sued Over Alleged Fake Medicine
The nation's largest retailer Wal-Mart is being sued over alleged deceptive marketing practices surrounding its homeopathic products.
According to AOL.com, a nonprofit filed the Lawsuit.
Nonprofit educational organization Center for Inquiry (CFI) filed a lawsuit against Walmart last month, alleging that the retail chain "uses marketing, labeling, and product placement to falsely present homeopathic products as equivalent alternatives to science-based medicines, and to represent homeopathic products as effective treatments for specific diseases and symptoms."
The lawsuit accuses Walmart of giving consumers the impression that homeopathic products are as effective as other "science-based" products in treating certain illnesses. The suit also claims Walmart's decision to place homeopathic products next to "tested," FDA-approved medicine makes it difficult for customers to easily distinguish between the two.