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FTC cuts checks in Rite Aid settlement

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The Federal Trade Commission distributed more than 2,335 refund checks to consumers who purchased Rite Aid Germ Defense tablets and lozenges, stemming from the agency's July 2009 complaint against Rite Aid for unsupported claims that the products could reduce the risk of, or prevent colds and flu (1"The Tan Sheet" July 20, 2009). As part of a settlement with the firm, FTC mailed refund checks to consumers on June 7; consumers could submit refund requests for up to six packages of Germ Defense, either electronically or by mail, by Jan. 30. The average check totals $20.44, FTC says. The agency charged Rite Aid and its supplier with false and deceptive advertising as part of its crackdown on firms making "unproven" claims about cold and flu remedies

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