No one likes hangovers. That’s why consumers are always looking for the next best thing when it comes to alleviating those miserable effects of a hangover. Companies understand the large consumer demand for purported hangover “cures.” In fact, some estimates by market research analysts put the global hangover recovery market at nearly $1 billion. But do these hangover cures actually work? Shub Law Firm has serious doubts.
Shub Law Firm is investigating claims against many companies for selling illegal hangover remedies. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced it has issued warning letters to seven companies for illegally selling unapproved products labeled as dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate or prevent hangovers, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
Warning Letters Issued By FDA
The following companies were issued warning letters:
- Double Wood LLC
- Ebnsol Inc.
- Vita Heaven LLC (doing business as Hangover Heaven)
- Happy Hour Vitamins
- LES Labs
- Mind, Body & Coal LLC
- Purple Biosciences LLC
Under the FD&C Act, products intended to cure, treat, mitigate or prevent disease are drugs and are subject to the requirements that apply to drugs. Unlike drugs approved by the FDA, there has been no FDA evaluation of whether these unapproved products are effective for their intended use, what the proper dosage might be, how they could interact with FDA-approved drugs, or whether they have dangerous side effects or other safety concerns.
Consumers should be wary of companies that market hangover remedies as cures or elixirs that can treat or prevent hangovers. The FDA advises consumers to talk to their doctor, pharmacist, or other health care professional before deciding to purchase or use any dietary supplement or drug. These supplements could interact with other drugs you are taking. Not only are these hangover remedies snake oil, but they could also be dangerous.
The FDA has requested responses from the companies listed above stating how they will correct the violations. Shub Law is investigating these companies for violating consumer protection laws by selling illegally labeling hangover remedies. We also believe that there are many other companies that are scamming consumers and falsely advertising hangover remedies as “cure-alls.”
Let’s Fight Back Against the Growing Hangover Remedy Scam
We’re here to help consumers fight back against companies who falsely advertise their products in order to scam consumers and increase their profits. Let’s fight back! After all, hangover remedies may not be what they’re cracked up to be. At Shub Law, our attorneys specialize in representing consumers who are victims of deceptive marketing practices, like those committed by companies making false advertising claims about hangover remedies that violate federal laws.
If you or someone you know purchased a hangover remedy by a company listed above or any other company and believes you were deceived by misrepresentations regarding the supposed benefits of the hangover remedy, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 856-772-7200. Shub Law Firm is a national leader in representing consumers, just like you, who have been scammed by big companies that put profit over their customers. Our experienced class action attorneys are here to help you get justice. Contact us now! All consultations are free of charge.