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March 18, 2015

Posted  March 18, 2015

The FTC mailed 17,606 refund checks totaling $954,828 to consumers who lost money buying a supposedly superior calcium supplement, AdvaCAL, marketed by Lane Labs-USA Inc. The refunds are being made from money collected under a 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals ruling and 2011 district court decision finding Lane Labs in contempt of a 2000 order, based on the company’s false and unsubstantiated claims for the supplement. Lane Labs claimed that AdvaCAL was the only calcium supplement that could increase bone density, and was on par or superior to prescription drugs used to treat osteoporosis. FTC

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