California To Receive More Than $1M From Settlement With Bayer
On Tuesday, attorneys general in three states -- California, Illinois and Oregon -- announced that they reached a $3.3 million settlement with Bayer AG over claims that the company misled consumers about the prostate cancer-prevention benefits of the One-A-Day Men's multivitamin, Reuters reports.
The settlement capped a probe into the company's marketing practices that was sparked by a lawsuit filed by a public advocacy group last month (Stern, Reuters, 10/26).
The complaint claimed that scientific research had found that an ingredient in the multivitamin had no effect on preventing or reducing the risk of prostate cancer in men, despite the company's claims otherwise.
Under the settlement, California will receive more than $1 million for the state's consumer protection fund (Ceasar, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 10/26).
Bayer said it was reviewing the packaging and promotional material of the product and will revise them (Reuters, 10/26).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.