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Numico ephedra litigation

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The number of active ephedra cases at both GNC and Rexall Sundown increased by 10 since the beginning of March, "a continuation of the stable trend witnessed over the last 18 months," according to former parent company Royal Numico. The Dutch firm maintains that its occurrence-based insurance policy remains adequate in covering litigation risk, and that the probability of new lawsuits "is less likely" given that it halted ephedra sales last June. Numico reported 137 ephedra liability lawsuits in March (1"The Tan Sheet" March 8, 2004, p. 10)...

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